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We are changing!

February 05, 2016  |   Events,General news,Uncategorized   |

We are changing!

    Wherever the Need is changing! More information March 22nd 2016. We work in some of the poorest parts of the world building life-saving eco-toilets, clean water and livelihoods systems. Our VISION is a world where everyone has access to clean, safe sanitation  

We value our volunteers – Mary Stansfeld

January 13, 2016  |   General news,Newsletters,Uncategorized   |

We value our volunteers – Mary Stansfeld

    Mary Stansfeld has recently retired after a 30 year career with the British Council (The British Council is a registered charity specialising in international educational and cultural opportunities).  Mary has travelled extensively, working in 14 different countries (including Nigeria, China, Italy, Poland, Middle East) a real mix of developed and third world countries. However, Mary has always felt a close connection with African countries, her very first overseas posting in ...

We value our volunteers – Caroline Biebuyck

January 13, 2016  |   General news,Newsletters,Uncategorized   |

We value our volunteers – Caroline Biebuyck

  Caroline Biebuyck walked her way into volunteering for Wherever the Need after a chance meeting with Andy Barrs, our co-founder, some 4 1/2 years ago, while out walking her dogs in the fields close to our offices. Only the day before she had moved to the village after spending 19 years travelling and working abroad, spending 14 years in Hong Kong and 4 years in Slovenia. She started ...

Tamil Nadu: Emergency flood appeal

January 06, 2016  |   General news,India,Sanitation,Uncategorized   |

Tamil Nadu: Emergency flood appeal

        Tamil Nadu struggling to return to normality after floods The recent Chennai floods devastated the city, the government reported that over 300 people died during the flood and thousands lost their homes. Bhuvanagiri (where we mainly work), Chidambaram and Kurinjipadi blocks were the most affected. [caption id="attachment_10865" align="aligncenter" width="608"]

Win a magnum of Champagne

November 10, 2015  |   Uncategorized   |

Win a magnum of Champagne

  A magnum of Champagne Yes we are talking toilets again! Urine diverting dry toilet (UDDT)!! Not exactly a catchy sexy or glamorous name. We need your help to think of a name for our ecological, ecosan toilet.  Please e-mail your ideas to juliet@wherevertheneed.org.uk by 19th Nov WORLD TOILET DAY   Why do ...

World Toilet Day – 19th November 2015

World Toilet Day – 19th November 2015

Why do we need a day for Toilets? WE CAN’T WAIT WHILE 2.5 BILLION PEOPLE DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO SANITATION. #WORLDTOILETDAY The ‘silent’ sanitation crisis is a ticking time bomb which affects billions of people around the world. 

Let’s Talk Toilets

October 29, 2015  |   Education,General news,Uncategorized   |

Let’s Talk Toilets

    Victoria's story and what inspired her to become our Schools Ambassador. It all started in 2011 when a friend captured my imagination (and full attention!) when talking about the work of the charity Wherever The Need. I was totally inspired and instantly wanted to learn more about their work. The following year I found myself on a plane bound for India wanting to fully understand the extent of ...

Global Handwashing Day 15th October 2015

October 13, 2015  |   General news,Sanitation,Uncategorized   |

Global Handwashing Day 15th October 2015

    October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme for Global Handwashing Day is “Raise a hand for hygiene”! Every year, 1.7 million children do not live to celebrate their fifth birthday because of diarrhoea and pneumonia. Each day 2,195 children die ...

A Recipe by Atul Kochhar …

October 01, 2015  |   General news,India,Newsletters,Uncategorized   |

A Recipe by Atul Kochhar …

  Atul is one of the most critically acclaimed chefs in Britain for his take on modern Indian cuisine. Michelin-starred chef Atul has a unique talent for changing the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine.  Atul combines his Indian heritage with his love of British ingredients to create a unique and innovative modern Indian menu. Meen Moilee or coconut fish curry is perfectly warming, ...

Ripples raise money for Melamoongiladi

September 29, 2015  |   Events,Fundraising,General news,India,Uncategorized   |

Ripples raise money for Melamoongiladi

Luxury bathroom retailers Ripples have been dedicated supporters of Wherever the Need for several years, having previously raised £10,000 for ecosan toilets, clean water and a livelihood programme for the village of Arasur in Tamil Nadu, India. On October 1st a team of 11 from Ripples, including Becky Moorcroft, our Fundraising Manager embarked on a 3 day, 211 mile cycling challenge from London to Paris.  The team was headed by Ripples ...

Back to school

Back to school

    Maharunisha is from Odakanallore, near Cuddalore in India.  She is in the 9th grade at Chandra Girls Secondary School. Her story is just one example of how sanitation projects in schools can make a difference. "Before the ecosan toilet block was constructed, we all used ...

A whole village transformed in rural India

A whole village transformed in rural India

More than 200 people helped with sanitation, clean water and housing in rural India thanks to the staff at Allsop In the summer of 2011, we were introduced to a rural village in south-east India called Sengal Odai. The 39 families (more than 200 people) of this community were living in some of the poorest conditions we had ever come across. One of the worst things we witnessed was ...

Hosting our first conference in India

September 24, 2013  |   Events,General news,India,Uncategorized   |

Hosting our first conference in India

In August, Wherever the Need India organised a conference in Pondicherry. The conference centred on The Sunley Foundation funded research project that we have been undertaking for the past two years. The research project, a collaboration with Annamalai University, one of the largest Universities in SE Aasia, is a three year programme monitoring the agricultural benefits of ‘human’ compost and fertiliser – something of which our ecosan ...

Ripples London to Paris Bike Ride

July 05, 2012  |   Events,General news,Projects,Uncategorized   |

Ripples London to Paris Bike Ride

You may well have heard about our partnership with Ripples Bathrooms, who are helping to raise funds for our project in the village of Arasur in Tamil Nadu, India. Well the fundraising recently reached new gruelling highs with Paul Crow, Managing Director of Ripples Ltd, cycling unsupported from London to Paris.  The 200 miles trip, via Newhaven, Dieppe and Giesors, took him three days, ...

UK Government Recognises Sanitation as Human Right

UK Government Recognises Sanitation as Human Right

The World Health Organisation and the United Nations Children's Fund in their 2012 Joint Monitoring Programme report estimated that over 1/3 of the world's population do not have access to adequate sanitation.  The WHO also estimates that 1.4 million children are dying from diarrhoeal disease every year, the vast majority of which is due to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene;  yet access to sanitation is one of the most ...