Water-related donations in 2018

35 %

In 2018, 35 % of the Foundation’s donations fell within the Water category


million dkk

The Foundation donated 32.6 m DKK to water projects in 2018

"Universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all"
Our philanthropic work directly supports UN Sustainable Goal 6.1 through providing sustainable and affordable access to safe drinking water to the world's poorest.

Support for UNICEF disaster relief fund

The Grundfos Foundation (Poul Due Jensen Foundation) commits to supporting UNICEF Denmark's fund for disaster relief preparedness: Emergencies 365.

Solar-powered safe water for 200,000 in Western Tanzania

On 24 October, after three years of work, the Foundation inaugurated Borehole 2 in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp. With the last of three boreholes in use, the Foundation's safe water projects provide drinking water for almost 150,000 refugees in Western Tanzania. The Foundation could also celebrate having reached over 50,000 Tanzanians in poor rural communities outside the camp.

Emergency relief for victims of Hurricane Dorian

DKK 250,000/USD 37,000 of emergency relief funding for the victims of the Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas is on its way to Water Mission.

Asante sana

We recently received a very moving video from Segara community through our partners in Water Mission Kenya. 'Asante sana' means 'thank you very' much in Swahili.

Water and data flow in Togo

After a succesful installation mission to Togo's Plateaux Region, the two villages of Bouré and Iko-Akpa now enjoy improved access to safe drinking water. The Poul Due Jensen Foundation and its partners will be able to harvest real-time data on the performance of the pilot system which combines solar panels, saltwater batteries and an SQ Flex submersible pump.

Emergency relief for Malawi and Mozambique after Cyclone Idai

The Poul Due Jensen Foundation helps cyclone victims in collaboration with Water Mission and PlanBørnefonden (Plan International).

Pilot: New solar and battery pumping solution in Togo

Handpumps will not be an adequate technology if we are to reach UN sustainable development goal 6 of delivering affordable access to safe water for all. That's why we are testing a new solar and battery backup solution in Togo in collaboration with PlanBørnefonden (Plan International).

A different approach to water management in Nepal

In Nepal, Oxfam works closely with local and national authorities to improve the sustainability of water supply schemes through a public-private partnership approach. This work has also influenced the project design of a safe water programme funded by the Foundation.

66,000 now have access to safe water in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp

Two solar powered water systems are now in operation and delivering water to 66,000 refugees in the large refugee settlement in Western Tanzania. Automatic chlorination has also been put in place to ensure improved health in the camp.