At Nkuku, we work with artisans around the world, but a large majority of our collections are handmade in India. Frequent visits have exposed us to not only the wonder and vitality of this beautiful country, but also the hardships and poverty. The charity FRANK Water caught our attention because its focus is to help improve the living standards of poorer communities by going into areas often too remote for larger charities and establishing clean water systems.
FRANK Water works to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in India and Nepal. In particular, they focus on people ‘left behind’ by progress over the last 15 years. The FRANK team have helped a number of communities fight waterborne disease by installing bore holes and safe drinking water. This removes the need for allows them time to focus on education and other areas of home life.
Find out more about FRANK Water visit FRANK Water.
'TIL THE COAST IS CLEAR
Nkuku’s head office and store are situated in Devon, near the beautiful South Coast. We realise how fortunate we are to live in such a stunning part of the world, but we also feel a shared responsibility to help keep our coastlines free of plastic and waste. ‘Til the Cost is Clear is a Community Interest Company, striving to make the world a better place, one piece of plastic and one happy soul at a time. They focus on regeneration, working with local communities by clearing shorelines of plastic pollution using special recyclable boats and a fleet of kayaks made from recycled fishing nets, all crewed by volunteers, from all walks of life.
“Improving the condition of our natural environment and connecting people to the great outdoors for improved physical and mental health is our mission, we call it ‘Active Regeneration’ and it works.” Gary Jolieffe Founder