The Edenstone Group has current developments in Abergavenny, Aberthin, Crickhowell, Dinas Powys, Horsley and Lydney, with plans to build in Brockworth, Morriston and Ross-on-Wye later this year.
Compassion is the Edenstone Foundation’s only overseas partner, with most of the funding allocated to projects closer to home.
Having begun its ministry in Togo in 2008, Compassion now works with 237 child development centres to provide 60,128 children with the skills, resources and encouragement they need to overcome poverty and fulfil their potential.
The lack of hygiene practice has serious consequences. For the children attending Compassion centres, 60% of them at any one time are suffering from water-related diseases. This leads to large expenses for medical interventions – in the last year, one of the centres spent the equivalent of £2,024 treating water-related illnesses. With 55% of the Togolese population living below the national poverty level, these kinds of costs are out of the reach of the vast majority of communities.
The Edenstone Foundation has committed funds for a two-year project that will contribute to a solar-powered borehole drilled to up to 85 metres and dressed with PVC. Polytanks and solar power system will be installed, with water points and hand-washing facilities installed, with additional piping to be laid in the community.