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A chain of solidarity brings drinking water to all

A chain of solidarity brings drinking water to all
According to the UN, 800 million people around the world lack access to safe drinking water. A European consumes 160 litres of water on average per day, while an African has to settle for a few litres.
WHO reports that 3 million people die each year from diseases caused by unsafe drinking water; the majority of victims are children under 5 years of age.

A carafe for you... means water for everyone!


Launched in March 2009, Operation Carafe aims to generate funds to support a variety of actions to promote clean water access in poor countries. All profits from sale of the carafes are donated to humanitarian organisations based in Geneva.

35'335carafes sold at end February 2016
176'675CHF donated to projects

A partnership between SIG, H2O-Energies, Singla-Nepal and Geneva residents

H2O- Energies, a Geneva not-for-profit organisation
The H20-Energies team is a group of volunteer technicians and engineers, who have designed a system to filter and purify water. It produces up to 20,000 litres of drinking water in 24 hours to supply a million people. The system, which is certified by the SIG laboratory, delivers water that adheres to Swiss norms.
Singla-Nepal, a Geneva not-for-profit organisation
Singla-Nepal aims to support rural populations in Nepal, in particular by delivering access to drinking water.

These associations and their projects are recognised bysolidarit'eau suisse, a joint initiative between Swiss developmental organisations: the Direction of Development and Cooperation (DDC) and the Société Suisse de l’Industrie de Gaz et des Eaux (SSIGE).

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