WWIF South Africa Partners with The Unlimited ChildDeerfield Beach, FL. Feb 14, 2014. In a two to three day effort spear headed by Ken Lister and Robin Tindall, with the support of the local H2O International Durban branch and Cape Town-based H2O International SA, several crèches (preschools for the underprivileged) in the KwaZulu Natal area received Biosand filters, positively impacting the daily lives of several hundred children. “As always, it is heartwarming and humbling to see the expressions of the caregivers, teachers and children. They all have such difficult circumstances to work under but are always happy and smiling,” said Ken Lister, Director of WWIF’s South African sister foundation, and CFO of H2O International South Africa.

The Unlimited Child is a South African non-profit organization promoting early childhood development (ECD) by providing educational toys and caregiver training to underprivileged areas. Their goal is to reach 1.25 million children throughout South Africa by 2016.

In a letter written by Janice MacMillan, The Unlimited Child’s Projects and Communications Director, she states, “Thank you so much from all of us at The Unlimited Child for taking time out of your busy schedules to install water purification systems in our crèches and giving the children clean water to drink. We value you so much and words can’t explain how grateful we are. Thank you for changing those children’s lives and impacting the local communities.”

The work between The Unlimited Child and WWIF SA will continue with support of WWIF and its partners. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors and donors. Without their support, this work would not have been possible. We thank the entire South African team for their efforts and I am very proud of what they have been able to accomplish in such a short time,” says Guillermo Guzman, WWIF Founder.

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  • 884 million people in the world do not have access to clean water.
  • 1.6 million children die each year from waterborne diseases.
  • The Millennium Development Goal on child survival (MDG 4) will remain beyond our reach until diarrheal disease, poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water issues are addressed.
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