The Edenstone Foundation gifted almost £30,000 to Compassion to help more than 200 children and their families in Kpoguede, in the Haho region of Togo enjoy a safer and healthier future.
The funding enabled the construction of a 75-metre deep borehole with a 5,000 litre water storage tank; the installation of eight taps; a toilet block with six latrines and two toilets. It also funded water management, hygiene and sanitation training to 20 peer educators, enabling the project to reach more than 416 people.
Compassion is the only overseas partner of the Edenstone Foundation, which receives a proportion of the proceeds of every home sold by the Edenstone Group.
Edenstone Group operations director Chris Edge said: “Access to clean water and toilet facilities is something people in the UK take for granted, but before our partnership with Compassion more than 200 families in Kpoguede had to walk to nearby villages to collect water. Some children were walking six kilometres for water before school without knowing if there would be water when they got there and often were late for school as a result.
“Without access to safe water, many of the people in Kpoguede suffered from waterborne diseases, which in turn incurred medical bills they couldn’t afford. While our core business is creating new communities across south Wales, the three counties and the south west of England, we’re proud to have been able to make a real difference to the lives of a community thousands of miles away.”