Thank you so much for attending World Travel Market this year! We hope that the exhibition went well for you! 

Just a Drop is the official charity of World Travel Market, and with the exhibition's support we have reached 1.6 million people globally with safe water and sanitation since we were launched at World Travel Market in 1998 by Fiona Jeffrey OBE, former WTM Chairman.

When you signed up to WTM this year, you ticked a box saying that you'd be interested in donating £20 to Just a Drop and now is your opportunity!

We are so grateful for your support, it makes a real difference to communities across the world. In fact, safe water changes everything. It improves health, education, women’s rights, leads to secure food sources, economic growth and brighter futures. It completely transforms lives, especially those of women and children.

With the Coronavirus Pandemic, Just a Drop’s work has become even more critical - we've worked hard to support and protect communities across the world from the virus. We’ve provided hand washing facilities and soap to local markets to enable them to stay open so people can maintain livelihoods and buy food. Having purchased motorbikes our local teams have been visiting villages, towns and market places in order to raise more awareness and understanding of the dangers of Covid-19 and distributing educational leaflets. We still have more work to do, and your support means more to us than ever before!

What will your donation fund?

This year, the donations from WTM will support the Rincon Community in Nicaragua. This impoverished community is home to 310 people who work mainly in subsistence agriculture with no local water supply. There is a well that the community can use, but it’s far from the village and difficult to reach. Consequently, people make up to five trips a day to fetch water, taking up to ten hours, and often the water they carry back is contaminated making their families ill.

Thanks to you, by attending WTM and donating today, Just a Drop will change this and provide safe water to each household. The water, which comes from a safe water spring, will be piped through a gravity flow system into a distribution tank and then sent directly into homes through a piped network. This system will secure sustainable water for the current community and also meet their needs over the coming years as the population grows.

With clean water, children especially will benefit from improved health, better performance in school and in the long-term, improved economic opportunities, changing lives. Further, access to safe water ensures people can practice good hygiene, such as handwashing, meaning they will be more resilient in the face of the current Coronavirus crisis.

To find out more about Just a Drop and how you and your business can get involved, please email [email protected]