We believe access to safe drinking-water is a basic human right. In the previous year, A Drop of Life devoted time and resources to address water scarcity in different countries and transform societies for the better.
Have a glimpse of our work.
When there is water, there is hope.
We have worked tirelessly to secure clean water for more people beyond the border. Apart from building water facilities in China, we also expanded our work to Nepal and Cambodia.
We formed partnerships with local water charities to set up effective and sustainable water projects as below:
Experts will teach villagers the techniques of digging a well. The hand-pumped water wells will then be drilled to a depth of 20-25 meters and installed by trained villagers in order to obtain clean groundwater.
The Biosand Filter is an innovation on traditional slow sand filters. It uses layers of sand and microbacterial films to filter out 99% of bacteria and contaminants in dirty water to make it suitable for drinking. It is a simple, low-cost solution that cleans water quickly.
We also worked to make clean water accessible in Nepal.
These are our water facilities:
Water flows under gravity to deliver water from sources uphill to households downhill through water pipes, tanks and taps.
Urban drinking water sources in Nepal are heavily contaminated by industrial and domestic wastes. It is estimated that 44,000 children die from water-related diseases every year. We work to bring purified water to students.
In 2016, we continued to implement various children development projects to bring health, happiness and hope to children in different places.
13 Heart surgeries for children with
heart diseases sponsored
451 Nutritious meals to children provided
１ Earthquake-damaged school rebuilt
(8 classrooms in total)
Together with volunteers, we sent goodie bags and blessings to the underprivileged during traditional Chinese festivals. We also did make-ups for our lovely elderly people, who were overjoyed to see their pretty face.
7,182 Goodie bags
distributed to disadvantaged groups
With all the amazing support from the community, "Race for Water" and "Walk for Water"
solicited a record-setting HK$5.3 million in support of our regular services and water projects!
Last year, we set off charity tours in Nepal, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand and China. Unforgettable are the picturesque sceneries along the way, as well as the remarkable team work and persistence our participants demonstrated.
|One-off & Monthly Donation||13,481||65.2%|
|Walkathons & Bike Tours||6,145||29.8%|
|Gift-sales & Other Fundraising Activities||1,023||5.0%|
|Charitable Project Expenditure||14,793||65.7%|
|Fundraising Activity Expenditure||6,357||28.2%|