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Viega Foundation – for a safe and healthy life

Copyright: Julia Knop.

Water is life.

For 125 years, the issue of clean water in buildings has been a pillar of our global economic success - and a real project close to our hearts. With the Viega Foundation, we also provide direct support: by supporting three projects in India, we help where we also leave a corporate footprint: since 2015, we have been present on the Indian market with our own subsidiary, manufacture products in Sanand, train customers at our seminar centre in Mumbai and maintain a sales office in Delhi.

The Viega Foundation: setting an example with WASH

The Viega Foundation focuses on projects in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). India is actively working to improve the sanitation and water supply of its population. The Foundation supports this process by offering innovative technologies, comprehensive solutions and partnership-based advice at eye level. Through the Viega Foundation, we are advancing WASH in regions that we cannot reach with our traditional business.

Projects

WASH Institute

WASH Institute

With the support of the Viega Foundation, the WASH Institute operates in southern Indian states with specially equipped mini trucks that treat wastewater from septic tanks in rural communities on a decentralised basis using modern filter technology. Due to geographical challenges, it will never be possible to connect all villages in India to a central sewage system. Therefore, innovative approaches are needed to provide the population with safe access to sustainably usable drinking water. The WASH Institute, founded in 2008, works closely with the Indian government and international research institutions to realise this goal.

Impact Foundation

The Viega Foundation supports the Impact Foundation, called "Dasra", and its NFSSM Alliance in a grant project that advises local and regional government authorities in disadvantaged states in northeast India. In these oftentimes mountainous areas, the topography poses a challenge for efficient wastewater management. Decision-makers are supported in developing wastewater management policies with the aim of providing people with access to safe toilets and sanitation. The Impact Foundation is considered one of the most renowned non-profit organisations in India and plays a crucial role as a link between business, NGOs and government institutions.

YUVA Unstoppable

Yuva Unstoppable focuses on mentoring programmes and school infrastructure improvements to create ideal conditions for education. In the state of Gujarat, a funded project is renovating sanitation and other areas at schools to ensure around 2,000 children having access to clean toilets and water to wash their hands. A mobile container with filters allows wastewater to be reused as grey water, for example for flushing toilets, which saves water. Founded in 2005, Yuva Unstoppable is an established Indian non-profit organisation that developed as a volunteer initiative to improve the lives of disadvantaged children.

„As COO of the Viega Foundation, my goal is to bring networks together in a meaningful way and support initiatives so that they have a lasting impact – making a positive difference to people's lives in the long term. With a background of leading global grant programmes and training in business, philosophy and Indology, I am building the non-profit Viega Foundation to partner Indian and global NGOs to advance WASH issues.“

Medje Prahm (Chief Operating Officer), Viega Foundation

Learn more about the projects of the Viega Foundation on the official website.

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