Just a Drop’s work in Nicaragua amid widespread anti-government unrest

Since April, Nicaragua has seen widespread civil anti-government unrest and violence, with tragic consequences for society and the country as a whole. Many other NGOs have decided to pull out of the country due to safety reasons, and while the situation has implications for Just a Drop, it has made our project work in Nicaragua increasingly more important says Bella Mytton-Mills, Just a Drop's Programmes Coordinator.Read more

Soap Making

We have started liquid soap making programmes with many of the groups and schools we work with in Kenya, as part of our sanitation and hygiene work.  The soap can be used for hand washing, as well as cleaning utensils or clothes. It ensures good health and hygiene, keeping everyone healthy and happy.  Soap making programmes also provide a good source of income. Hear from members of the Wendo wa Meko Self Help Group about the impact soap making has had on their lives...Read more

Story of a Sand Dam

In the semi-arid area of Makueni County in Kenya, Just a Drop works with community self-help groups to build sand dams, which provide a natural and sustainable solution to capturing the biannual rains that fall so quickly and heavily that very little water is captured for drinking, washing, or other needs. View our photostory of the Kwa Voki community's sand dam here.Read more

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

Monday 28 May is Menstrual Hygiene Day and this year's theme is #NoMoreLimits. Just a Drop's Senior Programmes Manager Melissa Campbell discusses the fundamental role that menstrual hygiene plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.Read more

Just a Drop's Spring Highlights

We've been busy bringing safe water, sanitation and hygiene education to communities this spring - here are our highlights!Read more

Fulrani's Story

Fulrani lives in Patna Village, India, with her family. Fulrani used to walk for 6 hours a day to collect water from the nearest river. A pump tower and piped water system in the village now brings water directly to her home and has made a huge difference to her life.Read more

World Water Day 2018

Get involved and make a difference this World Water Day, 22 March, by fundraising to support 400 children at Kithangaini Primary School in Kenya with life transforming safe water. Check out some of our fundraising ideas and let us know what you decide to do! Post, tweet and share your pics with the hashtags #JustaDropWWD and #WorldWaterDay and remember to tag us @Just_a_DropRead more

International Women's Day 2018

It's International Women's Day on 8 March and this year it's time to #PressforProgress and work together to accelerate gender parity. Just a Drop Founder Fiona Jeffery OBE discusses why safe water and sanitation are essential to progressing gender parity, and we hear from inspiring women across our projects.Read more

Secret Lives Exposed

Just a Drop's annual lecture for 2018, 'Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk', saw acclaimed authors and historians Sarah Dunant, Bettany Hughes and Suzannah Lipscomb join us - together with an audience who had braved a freezing, snow-covered London - to reveal history's secret stories and hidden lives, for our fifth annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society, on 1 March 2018.Read more

Agnes Wasswa's Story

Hear from Agnes Wasswa, a member of Zabuliwo Women’s Group in Uganda, as to how an income generating loan has completely changed her life.Read more

Just a Drop Statement on Safeguarding

Just a Drop strives to work to the highest possible standards. We are all disappointed at the news that the behaviour of some aid workers working for other organisations fell short of these standards, behaviour which we feel undermines the life changing work delivered by the sector. Just a Drop has a strictly enforced series of policies and a culture which ensures that inappropriate behaviour is not tolerated.Read more

Portrait of a Kenyan School

For children at Kilili Primary School in Makueni County, Kenya, life is joyful. Like children everywhere, they enjoy playing with their friends and learning at school. However, life in this particularly arid area of Kenya doesn't come without its challenges. Water is scarce, and often contaminated. Just a Drop has recently brought life changing safe water to the school. View our photoessay here.Read more