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9 March 2015

Eden Springs supports World Water Day 2015. New water initiative will help transform Ugandan communities



Europe’s leading workplace drinks provider, Eden Springs, is helping to fund the construction of clean water wells in Uganda. In support of World Water Day on March 22nd, Eden has pledged to make a donation for every bottled water cooler installed in March to help its charity partner, People Help People-One World, to build even more wells in Uganda in 2015.

Through contributions each year to the People Help People-One World non-profit organization, Eden is committed to helping communities in central Africa. In 2014 and again this year, Eden is helping to build several clean water wells in the Wakiso district of Uganda, 50km south-west of the capital, Kampala. Presently, 70% of the area’s 1.4 million inhabitants don’t have a source of clean water.

Approximately 17% of children aged under five in this area die from diarrhoea, while 12% of children aged 10-17 suffer from dysentery. Lack of access to a clean water source affects not only the health of the community but also its future development. Many Ugandan students, especially girls, drop out of school as a result of poor hygiene. This programme is helping students such as Silvia Namugenyi, a pupil at Sokolo Primary School in the Wakiso district. Access to water for Silvia as a young woman means better hygiene and sanitation and a clear, safe pathway to continue her education.

Bernd Wingerberg, director at People Help People-One World, explains: “Our mission is to sustainably improve the living conditions of people in developing countries such as Uganda. It’s a matter of our heart to step change the situation and access to clean water is a starting point for this. We are pleased to partner with Eden Springs on this common mission. Their initiative mirrors our vision and will hopefully Eden’s Every Drop Counts” programme and World Water Day activity will hopefully enable us to step change the quality of life in the Wakiso district.”

Raanan Zilberman, CEO of Eden Springs, comments: “Eden is proud to be supporting People Help People-One World and World Water Day with this new month-long initiative. This year’s World Water Day brings light to water’s role in sustainable and community development. We feel a corporate social responsibility to help support those in need. By making an additional donation for each bottled water cooler installed in March to People Help People-One World, we are sure that we are helping to improve access to fresh drinking water sources in Uganda.”

To find out how you can help Eden support World Water Day and for details of the People Help People – One World project, please visit www.edensprings.co.uk/world-water-day/ for more information.

About Eden Springs International:
Eden Springs is a leading provider of water and coffee solutions for offices in Europe. Headquartered in Switzerland, Eden provides high-level service to an installed client base of more than 1,000,000 throughout 18 countries. Solutions include a broad range of stand-alone bottle-fed water coolers, point-of-use plumbed-in water coolers and small pack bottles, as well as hot beverages solutions including coffee machines, high quality coffee, tea and other accessories.

Eden Springs has a long standing commitment to corporate social responsibility including support of People Help People-One World and a number of other charity and community development projects at local the level. Eden also makes great efforts to manage and reduce its environmental impact with programs in place since 2007. Following extensive audits and independent verification, Eden’s products have been certified as CarbonNeutral® across eight key Eden markets. As of 2014, Eden Springs has offset 184,774 tons of carbon across 6 carbon saving projects. See more details about Eden Springs and its “You Drink, We Care” CSR approach at https://www.edensprings.com/eden-social-responsibility/ or www.edensprings.com.

About People Help People-One World:
People Help People-One World is a not-for-profit organization based in Germany. Since 1985, the organization has been helping people in Tanzania to improve their living and development conditions with projects in water access, nutrition, housing, and educational development. Since 2012 they have also running similar projects in Uganda. To find out more about the organization go to
http://www.peoplehelppeople-oneworld.de/index.php/en/our-association.

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