In 2019 the John Lewis and Partners Foundation committed £300,000 to supporting a three year project to be run by WaterAid in India.  This project will bring clean water and sanitation to communities in Sant Ravi Das Nagar (Bhadohi), where many John Lewis & Partners carpets are made.  

The project will provide 15,000 people in Sant Ravi Das Nagar (Bhadohi) district in Uttar Pradesh with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, whilst also running a hygiene education programme to reach more than 100,000 people.  This project will improve the health and livelihoods of the people living and working in the area.

Photographer: WaterAid/ Prashanth Vishwanathan

This story was first published in February 2019