End of 2013 Chairman’s Message

It’s been another amazing year at One. We have had great success in funding projects across Asia, and here at home in Australia. When you bought One Water in 2013, you helped to fund:

– Our work in Cambodia, through Oxfam’s WASH program, which continues to deliver clean water, sanitation and hygiene to tens of thousands of people in poverty;

– Our work with our newest partners, the Kokoda Track Foundation, to supply water infrastructure into greatly needed teaching facilities in Papua New Guinea, supporting giving the locals a chance at an education and the ability to improve their own lives;

– Our work in the Philippines, where we have funded transportable water filters to provide clean filtered water to thousands of villagers across Siargao Island;

– Our work in Australia with Wardekken, where we provided water security to the remote indigenous community of Kabulwarnyarmo in the Northern Territory.

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Also this year, we launched our first emergency response. When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, we helped over 2,000 people with funds from One Water sold at Woolworths, and from your donations made online too. Read more about it here.

Globally, One has raised over $12m and changed over 2 million lives. We are all part of something special. I would like to thank all our supporters, especially those people and organisations who donate their time and skills to helping us do what we do. To our team, Mike, Nick, Nikki and Ruth, huge thanks for your efforts during challenging commercial times.

In 2014 we have plans for exciting new projects, so keep your eyes peeled. On behalf of our team, and the board of The One Foundation Australia, thanks for your support, and I wish you and your families a safe, happy and relaxing festive season, and a prosperous 2014.

Symon Simmons
Chairman, The One Foundation Australia

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