GROHE raised more than 1.2 million Euros for the Make a Splash! partnership.

Make a Splash! is a partnership between LIXIL and UNICEF.

Make a Splash! aims to ensure that everyone, and in particular vulnerable children in developing countries, has access to affordable sanitary facilities and improved hygiene. GROHE supports Make a Splash! and wants to help millions of children and their families to fight the global hygiene crisis together.

Make a Splash! is a partnership between LIXIL and UNICEF.

Make a Splash! aims to ensure that everyone, and in particular vulnerable children in developing countries, has access to affordable sanitary facilities and improved hygiene. GROHE supports Make a Splash! and wants to help millions of children and their families to fight the global hygiene crisis together.

This is desperately needed. In 2020 1 in 4 people do not have access to a basic toilet. Every day, 700 children under five die of diarrhoea caused by unhygienic water and poor or no sanitation.

As many as 3 billion people - 40% of the world's population - do not have easy access to a place to wash their hands. In the world's least developed economies, this is as much as 75% of the population. In addition 900 million children do not have access to soap and water at school. Hand washing with soap and water is one of the most inexpensive and effective ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Something that COVID-19 has only made more important.

With Make a Splash, LIXIL and UNICEF focus on the most vulnerable households in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. By expanding existing networks, we can jointly help millions of people by providing education on general hygiene, hand hygiene and access to clean & safe toilets. In addition, LIXIL and UNICEF are working together in the area of advocacy to promote hygiene programmes worldwide and bring about behavioural change.

The Sato toilet

In order to give everyone access to hygienic facilities,

LIXIL has developed two products especially for this purpose:

  • SATO TOILET
  • SATO Tap

The SATO Toilet is an affordable toilet that gives children, their families and the community access to a safe and clean place to go. For girls and women in particular, a safe toilet is essential, as they regularly experience violence and harassment when going to the toilet in an open field.

The Sato Tap

The SATO Tap is the latest development launched by LIXIL on 25 June 2020. It is designed so that it can be used anywhere in the house, even without access to running water. It is a plastic holder into which a regular plastic bottle containing water is placed, and thus you have a tap for washing your hands. This tap is operated with the elbow. The lever ensures that water comes out of the nozzle to wash the hands with soap and water. So this is a nice affordable alternative to a water tap, giving everyone access to hand hygiene and reducing the spread of disease.

GROHE supports Make a Splash! action to provide children with better sanitation and hygiene! A safe, clean toilet and water & soap prevents infectious diseases and helps children to stay healthy. A toilet at home or school means that children do not have to go outdoors, where they are at greater risk of harm. School toilets also help young girls to continue their education during puberty. Without separate toilet facilities to protect their privacy, young girls often drop out of school.

GROHE supports!

GROHE’s Make a Splash! campaign runs from 1 May to 31 August 2021. Throughout the campaign, GROHE will donate £1 to UNICEF for every GROHE shower that is sold, helping children and families have better sanitation and handwashing facilities. GROHE hopes that the campaign will raise awareness of the need for better sanitation and hygiene facilities for millions of children and families around the world, helping them to survive and thrive. With your support for this campaign, together we can bring about a better world for children and families. Picture: UNICEF

Why do we need your help?

£50, could deliver sanitation and hygiene education for 17 children in Ethiopia

For £80, could give three girls the privacy of a clean and safe toilet at school, helping them to stay in education during their adolescence

With £140, could provide five whole families (25 people) with sanitation and hygiene education in Tanzania.

With £2,856, could help provide clean and safe water and sanitation for a school of 110 students in Africa.

Do you want to donate money?

Of course, there is also the possibility to donate money yourself. Donate via the donate button and support Make a Splash! with your donation.

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Donation Barometer Make a Splash!

GROHE wants to be fully transparent about the initiatives we take to support Make a Splash! For this reason, UNICEF keeps track of how much money GROHE has already donated to Make a Splash via the barometer below.

Besides keeping track of how much money GROHE has already donated and how many voluntary donations have already been made, this barometer also gives an indication of what UNICEF can do with the money. One does not preclude the other. The more money we raise, the more we can do for these vulnerable children.

With £25,000, for example, we can make 1,250 children happy with a toilet at home. But with another £25,000, but with £50,000, we can help provide toilets for 1,250 children AND deliver sanitation and hygiene education for 8,500 children.

What will the support from GROHE contribute to changing lifes?

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director,
Partnerships UNICEF: "Toilets save lives. From small, remote villages to urban, densely populated areas, I've seen the convenience, the pride and the overall peace of mind that a safe, clean and private toilet brings to a family and a community. Toilets are about so much more than improved sanitations, and that's why LIXIL and UNICEF Make a Splash! partnership is such an important one in transforming the lives of children, their families and communities."

GROHE supports Make a Splash! in 13 countries in 2021

In 2020 the first campaign initiated by GROHE in Benelux resulted in a donation of €141.000. This donation contributes to improving the sanitation of 250.000 people in Nigeria. In 2021, GROHE is expanding the campaign to 13 countries, with the aim of helping even more children and families to survive and thrive..

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