ESS Works With Drop4Drop to Fund Clean Water Projects in Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and The Gambia

08 January 2024

ESS continued to work with Drop4Drop throughout 2023 to fund clean water projects through sales of Life Water. Since 2014, each bottle of Life Water sold across ESS, and the wider Compass business, has funded the installation of wells and infrastructure for communities in need in India and Africa.

In the past year, ESS has funded six projects, impacting around 3,300 people:

  • Zebron Chriwa Village, Mzimba District, Malawi (population: 162)
  • Chena Pamimba Regulo, Muanza, Mozambique (population: 250)
  • 1 De Maio, Muanza District, Mozambique (population: 1,010)
  • Samora Machel, Muanza District, Mozambique (population: 745)
  • Kasozi Ntenga 2 Village, Mpigi District, Uganda (population: 302)
  • Arangallen Village, Foni Bintang Karanai District, The Gambia (population: 800)

There are further projects under construction in India, South Sudan and The Gambia.

Every project completed provides a sustainable source of clean water to a community that has never had this privilege before. Drop4Drop also commits to employing local labourers and heavily involving the community through maintenance training and hygiene education, meaning the benefits are long-term and far-reaching.

To date, ESS has supported projects in 25 communities, benefitting 30,529 people.

Compass Group UK & Ireland and Foodbuy UK & Ireland recently surpassed an incredible 350 completed projects through the relationship with Drop4Drop. It is estimated that over 340,000 people now have access to clean drinking water thanks to the partnership.