Our companions and staff team led a fundraising campaign to install a water purifier at an Emmaus community in India so they can have access to safe, clean water. We are now delighted to announce that the fundraising target of £2,350 has been reached!

The funds will go to Florence Home Foundation which is based in Tamil Nadu, India, and has many wonderful projects including micro-industries for women, a sustainable multi-farm, youth and education projects, training projects, a community fridge project to support impoverished local people, a covid relief centre and much more.  

The water purifier will be installed at one of their local centres called The Killai Centre. Due to climate change, unsustainable agriculture, and the effects of a tsunami some years ago, the ground water has become contaminated, meaning they only have salt water to drink. The Killai Centre supports 75 orphaned children, 25 destitute women and 200 local families and they are left to buy water or collect it on foot from many miles away. The addition of the water purifier will greatly benefit the centre and the people it supports. 

Solidarity is an important part of the Emmaus ethos and can be very valuable for companions as it is often key to helping them rebuild self-esteem. Over the past few months, Emmaus Bristol companions and staff worked extremely hard to fundraise and the main activity – Walk For Water – helped to reach the target. A big well done to everyone involved and a huge thank you to everyone who donated!

To find out more about The Florence Home Foundation, visit