David Brackenridge cycles for ’50th’ Birthday

July 24, 2015  |   Fundraising,General news   |
David Brackenridge cycles for ’50th’ Birthday

David is one of the founding members of BHT (Professional Surveyors and Property Agents) based in Leeds.  David will be celebrating his 50th Birthday with a cycling challenge from Lands End to John O' Groats starting on 15th August. The challenge:  Cycling an incredible 990 miles in 9 days, approximately 110 ...

Our work in Sierra Leone shows visible impact

July 20, 2015  |   General news,Sanitation,Sierra Leone   |
Our work in Sierra Leone shows visible impact

I’ve recently returned from Sierra Leone, where I spent many days in the remote chiefdoms of Pejeh and Barri in Pujehun district. I have come back more convinced than ever that supporting these people in their endless fight against poverty is one of the most important things that our charity ...

My trip to India by Becky Moorcroft

July 17, 2015  |   General news,India   |
My trip to India by Becky Moorcroft

I arrvied in Chennai, India on 29th June 2015 .  Within minutes of leaving the airport, I witnessed first-hand the inner city slums of Chennai. I was expecting the slums to be fairly self-contained and occupy a particular area of the city. The reality is that the slums in Chennai ...

Fundraising challenge for Bath primary school

Fundraising challenge for Bath primary school

Local Bath primary school, St Philip's have teamed up with us to raise funds for a project in Sierra Leone. On Monday 13th July 2015, Louise Kirby-Garton (CEO Wherever the Need), Senesi Fawundu The Right Honourable MP for Pujehun District, Sierra Leone and his wife Mariama Fawundu, visited St Philip's primary ...

Woman divorces husband over toilet

May 15, 2015  |   General news   |
Woman divorces husband over toilet

How much is a toilet worth? A woman in Bihar's Vaishali district in India has chosen to end her four-year-old marriage because her husband wouldn’t build a toilet in her two-room house. "I kept on asking him to get a toilet built, but he kept on making excuses. I had to face ...

On a more academic note…

May 13, 2015  |   General news   |
On a more academic note…

Wherever the Need provides educational programmes before any sanitation project is delivered. Why? Because good sanitation is not only about building toilets - education and information are also crucial for the success of any sanitation project. A working paper on sanitation behaviour in rural north India, recently published by the International ...

Going the extra mile for Wherever the Need…

May 08, 2015  |   General news   |
Going the extra mile for Wherever the Need…

London businessman Kevin McGrath is training for a triathlon in July. We caught up with Kevin to find out what motivates him, which part of the triathlon he's least looking forward to, and whether he secretly enjoys a bit of toilet humour. Q: Kevin, tell us what makes you tick? A: Besides ...

Wherever the Need needs you!

April 20, 2015  |   General news   |
Wherever the Need needs you!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our growing team and make a positive impact on our life-changing work in India and Sierra Leone. If you would like to develop your skills and gain first-hand experience in the area of international development then we would love to hear from ...

Update: Ebola and our work in Sierra Leone

August 14, 2014  |   General news,Sierra Leone   |
Update: Ebola and our work in Sierra Leone

As you may be aware, there is a major outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, primarily in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, this deadly virus has mainly effected the Kenema and Kailahun areas in the east of the country, but has also now spread to ...

A very Scilly swim

August 13, 2014  |   Fundraising,General news   |
A very Scilly swim

Sponsor a fundraiser - win prizes! Andrew Dobson is braving the British waters in the Scilly Swimming Challenge this autumn to raise money for our projects, and is offering prizes to make sponsorship a bit more fun. On the 7th September he is swimming a total of 13.5 miles in the ...