Timor-Leste – Water and Sanitation
Odede – Electricity for Health Centre
Cambodia – Small Scale Electricity Generation
Goroka – Gohikuka Bridge
Timor-Leste – Hygiene protection for COVID-19 infection prevention
India and Nepal – COVID-19 $100 000 for 100 Days campaign
Making a difference
Our vision is clean energy and water for all.
Every year we provide funding for the provision of electricity, clean water and sanitation in developing communities around the world.
The money comes from a percentage of our revenue, a percentage of our profits and the fundraising activities of our employees.
“I’m dismayed that 2 billion people still don’t have access to clean water and sanitation. And a billion people have little or no electricity. It’s a huge problem but fortunately our customers are helping us do something about it. In simple terms, we help our customers save energy and water and then we help others to get some energy and water. The crisis is huge but together we’ve already helped thousands of people worldwide.”
Dean Jackson, Managing Director, Azility.
India & Nepal - Assisting entrepreneurs to pivot to digital training during COVID-19
Pollinate Group empowers women as leaders of change to bring clean energy to neglected communities living in India and Nepal. Working at the nexus of poverty, gender equality, and energy access, their solution enables customers to save time, save money and improve quality of life while providing dignified employment for their network of women entrepreneurs.
Azility is proud to be supporting Pollinate Group for a second year to provide assistance to their entrepreneurs and customers during the global pandemic. COVID-19 is having a devastating impact across India and Nepal. Lockdowns in slum communities mean loss of income for families already surviving on less than US1.90 a day. Azility’s donation helped Pollinate Group to reach its fundraising target of $50,000. The funds will directly assist entrepreneurs to pivot to digital training and payment solutions and return to serving their communities with life-changing products as soon as they can safely do so.
Project lead: Pollinate Group
Timor-Leste - Hygiene promotion for COVID-19 infection prevention
Azility contributed funds for WaterAid’s COVID-19 infection protection campaign. WaterAid works with the Government of Timor-Leste to make good hygiene part of people’s normal everyday life. They empower those that are excluded to stand up for their rights, while making sure local governments have the tools and skills to help them. WaterAid is there every step of the way, working together to create lasting change. In collaboration with local governments, WaterAid will deliver COVID-19 hygiene messaging and promote hygiene behaviour change campaigns in the communities by:
○ Providing relevant information and awareness-raising tools at national and local level.
○ Reviewing materials and guidance to identify the most effective ways to adapt and deliver campaign messages.
○ Generating campaign materials that are appropriate to reach groups that may be marginalized or excluded within the community.
○ Adapting materials where necessary, to deliver messaging and information that does not promote stigma and marginalization.
○ Identifying avenues for local partners to support behaviour change initiatives.
Project lead: Water Aid Australia
India & Nepal - Ensure local women continue to be empowered as leaders of change
Azility contributed funds to Pollinate Group’s COVID-19 $100 000 for 100 Days campaign. Azility’s funds helped Pollinate Group achieve their $100 000 target to address energy access, poverty and gender inequality in the most neglected communities of India and Nepal. COVID-19 has increased these issues, and progress to date in slum communities and rural villages is being undone.
The funding will ensure local women in poverty can continue to be empowered as leaders of change to distribute products – such as solar lights – that improve health, save time and save money for their peers. The women-led distribution network ensures access to affordable and modern products to replace biomass, coal and kerosene. Additional products that households purchase include solar fans, to combat humidity, heat and mosquitos, and clean cookstoves.
Project lead: Pollinate Group
Timor-Leste - Water and Sanitation
Azility contributed funds for a water and sanitation project for a village of 249 people using a gravity-fed supply system. A gravity-fed supply from a small upland river, stream or spring, impounded within a protected catchment, is an example of a sustainable water supply technology requiring no treatment. An additional benefit is that, using the force of gravity, water can be transported by pipework to tapstands placed near to homes, reducing the work involved in carrying water.
The capital costs of gravity-fed schemes are, on average, higher than the costs of schemes that obtain water from underground sources. This is due mainly to the cost of long pipelines from the upland sources down to the villages and partly to the cost of providing storage tanks. However, running costs are usually low; maintenance includes simple tasks such as replacing tap washers and cleaning screens. Reliability is usually high and consequently the level of service is good. The usual components of a gravity-fed scheme are the source (stream, spring, catchment, dam or intake), main pipeline, storage and break-pressure tanks, distribution pipelines and tapstands.
Project lead: Water Aid Australia
Goroka - Gohikuka Bridge
Community consultation and engagement for the building of the Gohikuka Bridge, and its associated social and environmental enhancement programs.
The foot bridge will provide safe crossing for 3,000 people and will result in cleaner water through re-vegetation of the riparian zone as well as the provision of laundry facilities and effluent management capacity.
Project lead: Integrated Community Training.
Cambodia - Small Scale Electricity Generation
2017 feasibility assessment for small-scale electricity generation in remote communities.
Azility funded a staff member to participate in Project Everest’s Energy and Fuel Assessment team in Cambodia working on goal seven of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Project Everest was seeking to understand if there was need for alternative, more sustainable energy sources and whether Project Everest was well placed to develop social enterprises that sell socially beneficial goods or services surrounding the provision of energy. This involved extensive engagement with local businesses, NGOs and individuals to ensure that all solutions were tailored to the needs of prospective beneficiaries.
Project lead: Project Everest
Odede - Electricity for Health Centre
Payment of the monthly electricity bill for the Odede Community Health Centre.
The Odede Health Centre is a WYI initiative that brings crucial healthcare services to thousands of people living in extreme poverty every year. It provides maternal and infant health care, HIV testing and support, and many other services. Hundreds of women give birth safely at the Health Centre each year, and community outreach programs provide education and basic medical services for schools and villages around Odede.
Project Lead: World Youth International
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