SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:06:25 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Introducing HEEALS: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8253-introducing-heeals-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8253 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8253-introducing-heeals-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8253

We would like to welcome HEEALS (Health Education Environment and Livelihood Society for all) from India as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from their application form and which was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
HEEALS is a registered NGO in India. HEEALS is an acronym denoting our commitment to committing human and technical resources to achieve Health Education Environment and Livelihood Society for all.
We are a research and advocacy based organisation, we do research on water, sanitation in schools, orphan homes, refugee camps and in rural and urban slums. We create awareness regarding Toilet use, safe drinking water, sanitation.
We have been working in the WASH Sector for the last 3 years. We are a member of WSSCC and MH partner of Wash United. We work in water sanitation, menstrual hygiene and girl education in 5 states of India.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
We have been working in the WASH Sector for the last 3 years. We are a member of WSSCC and MH partner of Wash United. We work in water sanitation, menstrual hygiene and girl education in 5 states of India.

We are an advocacy group for adopting good sanitation practices. We create awareness regarding use of Toilet. We are working to stop open defecation which is big stigma to our society. To change the behavior of people we use creative and innovative tools to use toilets and adopt hygiene sanitation practices. We do sanitation dramas, hand wash rhymes, IEC & ICT tools in spreading sanitation awareness.

Expectations in the Partnership:

To be included in their sanitation forum. Include HEEALS as partner organisation and water & sanitation program.

Contribution to SuSanA:
We can put SuSaA logo in our website and give our research reports to them. We have made a Documentary Film : "The Role Of Sanitation In Girl Child Education" which is very much appreciated by Bollywood actress and on national and international social media platform . Here is the link : vimeo.com/58771979

Contact person:
Sonika Kashyap

Find out more about HEEALS and their work in Water, Sanitation, and Mestrual Hygiene:
Website: heeals.org/
Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/Heeals
Photo Gallery: picasaweb.google.com/1003598648044506336...v1sRgCI2hpbufisytugE


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New SuSanA partners Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:01:15 +0000
Re: Introducing Jimma University: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8241-introducing-jimma-university-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8247 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8241-introducing-jimma-university-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8247 www.ju.edu.et/ju-registered-and-introduc...iance-susana-partner). We look forward to hearing from them on the Forum!

Kind regards,

Roslyn]]>
New SuSanA partners Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:29:27 +0000
Re: Introducing Jimma University: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: abebeb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8241-introducing-jimma-university-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8244 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8241-introducing-jimma-university-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8244 www.ju.edu.et/)]]> New SuSanA partners Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:58:43 +0000 Re: Introducing Jimma University: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: abebeb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8241-introducing-jimma-university-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8242 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8241-introducing-jimma-university-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8242 We are pleased to join and contribute in SuSanA forum and partnership. We are greatfull to SuSanA for introducing Jimma University (JU) in this forum and accepting JU as a partner. We will also notify our researchers to join and contribute in SuSanA forum. We have a very favorable constitution that favors us to work and contribute on sustainable sanitation.

"Article 44/1 of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) Constitution gives all persons the right to live in a clean and healthy environment, while Article 92/1of the constitution states that the government has the duty to ensure this right."
We will work and contribute to help the government in fulfilling his duty towards sustainable sanitation.]]>
New SuSanA partners Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:29:56 +0000
Introducing Jimma University: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8241-introducing-jimma-university-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8241 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8241-introducing-jimma-university-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8241

We would like to welcome Jimma University from Ethiopia as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken directly from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description
Jimma University (JU), is Ethiopia's first Innovative Community Oriented Education Institution of higher learning. It offers various programs and courses of study, which lead toward BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in different fields (Public Health and Medical Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, and Natural and Social Sciences). The institution was established in December 1999 following the amalgamation of the Jimma College of Agriculture (founded in 1952) and the Jimma Institute of Health Sciences (founded in 1983). JU is the largest and nationally first-ranked university in Ethiopia with over 40,000 students, 3,000 faculty, and 60 departments. The university was established with vision to be the leading public premier in the country, renown in Africa and recognized in the world. JU is a pioneer in sanitation training in collaboration with national and international partners, which includes the Federal Ministry of Health.

How is the organization active in the field of sustainable sanitation?
The Department of Environmental Health Science and Technology is a pioneer in promoting sustainable sanitation and it is the only department in the nation training environmental health professionals at BSc, MSc and PhD level. Nevertheless, there are newly opened departments (Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering and Water Resource Engineering) in the Institute of Technology that will be active in the future to promote sustainable sanitation. The university has fully engaged in promoting and realize sustainable sanitation solution through research and innovation.

What they expect of a partnership?

From this partnership, we expect that both JU staff and students will get more knowledge on sustainable sanitation through the forum, publications, posters, and conferences held by SuSanA. Better Technology and Knowledge transfer will also be expected and initiated more researchers towards sustainable sanitation.

How can they contribute to SuSanA?

JU staff and students, who are interested in research and invocation on sustainable sanitation will be encouraged to register in the SUSanA website and join different forums. In the SuSanA forum, they will post their research findings, opinions and share their experiences. They can also contribute by posting workshops and conference proceedings.

Current courses offered in relation to sustainable sanitation

1. BSc courses
o Sanitary construction
o Introduction to environmental health
o Environmental economics
o Environmental ecology
o Water treatment and supply
o Waste water management
o Environmental impact assessment
o Hazardous waste management
o Solid waste management
o Public health engineering
o Environmental ethics
o Community based education related to promoting onsite sanitation technologies

2. MSc and PhD courses
o Environmental pollution and control technologies
o Advanced water treatment
o Advanced wastewater treatment
o Water supply and Public Health
o Waste management and public health
o Environmental epidemiology
o Process technology
o Environmental microbiology
o Solid waste management
o Environmental policy and law
o Developmental team training program related to promoting onsite sanitation technologies

Current ongoing sanitation research projects
1. JU-VLIR-IUC joint research project on Sanitation Research Ongoing project since 2006
2. SRFA Sanitation research project ‘Characterization of pit contents and developing a scientific understanding of processes occurring in onsite dry pit latrines systems in low income urban areas in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’ ongoing since 2013.
3. ‘Development of household water treatment technologies’ ongoing since 2013
4. ‘Conversation of human excreta into biochar energy through portable ecological sanitation technology with closed loop solution’ ongoing since 2013.

Contact person
Abebe Beyene

Jimma University website
www.ju.edu.et

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New SuSanA partners Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:41:39 +0000
Introducing Water For People: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8228-introducing-water-for-people-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8228 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8228-introducing-water-for-people-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8228
We would like to welcome Water For People from the United States as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken directly from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
Water For People is a non-profit international development organization that helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education programs. Our vision is a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation; a world where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease.

We believe that water and sanitation services should be reliable and permanent, so that districts and eventually entire nations never again need a development organization to address these challenges.

We call this end state that we work towards Everyone Forever.

What is Everyone Forever?

EVERYONE means Water For People works to ensure that access to water reaches everyone--the poorest, the disenfranchised, and the most isolated. Everyone--every family, every school, and every health clinic.

FOREVER means that the people where Water For People works--around the world in entire districts with many communities--can eventually operate, maintain, repair, replace, and extend their water and sanitation services themselves without the further assistance of Water For People.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
We implement a programmatic approach called sanitation as a business.

Expectations in the Partnership:
We will contribute to the forum regularly and take a leadership role to share knowledge and information; we hope to use this to advance faster and better impacts for sustainable sanitation.

Contribution to SuSanA:
Share publications, share programmatic information, organize events, etc.

Contact person:
John Sauer

Water For People website:
www.waterforpeople.org

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New SuSanA partners Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:08:03 +0000
Introducing Partners in Development: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8091-introducing-partners-in-development-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8091 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/8091-introducing-partners-in-development-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#8091

We would like to welcome Partners in Development (PID) from South Africa as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken directly from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:

PID is a civil engineering consulting and research group based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. PID was founded by David Still in April 1993. PID works mainly in the water supply and sanitation field, and in that sector its work ranges from planning, to policy, to research, to design to construction.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:

Design, research, construction, piloting of sanitation in urban and rural settings in South Africa

Expectations in the Partnership:

Sharing of knowledge and experience

Contribution to SuSanA:
Share research work and field experience

Contact person: David Still

PID website: www.pid.co.za

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New SuSanA partners Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:45:31 +0000
Re: Introducing Sanergy: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7924-introducing-sanergy-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7929 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7924-introducing-sanergy-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7929
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/67-san...ry-loo-user-and-kiva


Welcome, Sanergy as a SuSanA partner!]]>
New SuSanA partners Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:54:37 +0000
Introducing Sanergy: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7924-introducing-sanergy-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7924 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7924-introducing-sanergy-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7924 We would like to welcome Sanergy from Kenya as a new SuSanA partner organisation!



The following text is taken directly from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
Sanergy builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible throughout Africa's informal settlements.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:

At Sanergy, we use a systems-based approach to tackle the sanitation challenge. We not only provide, accessible, affordable and hygienic toilets, we also generate value from the waste by converting it into by-products such as fertiliser and renewable energy.

Expectations in the Partnership:

Partnerships helps us to strengthen our systems and provide an opportunity and framework from which we collectively tackle the sanitation challenges world over.

Contribution to SuSanA:
The SusanA forum will provide a great platform with which we can share our work and as well as valuable insights into understanding the sanitation sector. We hope to share the lessons learnt and the wisdom we have picked along the way in our work in the informal settlements n trying to change the face of sanitation

Contact person:

David Auerbach

Sanergy website: saner.gy


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New SuSanA partners Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:09:53 +0000
Introducing SaniWater Solutions: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7502-introducing-saniwater-solutions-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7502 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7502-introducing-saniwater-solutions-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7502 SaniWater Solutions from India as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken directly from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
SaniWater Solutions is a joint partnership consulting firm providing services on contract and/or on commission basis in the area of environment, hygiene, Sanitation and Water.
Our Vision:
To be a lead organisation in providing solutions for ensuring safe water hygiene and sanitation (WASH) amenities for all sections of the society ensuring environmental sustainability.
Our Mission: To promote synergy between private sector and civil society in finding appropriate solutions to the WASH challenges by introducing and supporting social ventures.
Our Core Values:Our core values are based on the following four pillars.
  1. Transparency and Business Integrity: We consciously strive for and ensure transparency in all commissions we undertake and put in place in our organisational systems, mechanisms, to ensure adherence to business integrity by all our staff and partners.
  2. Delivering on our commitments: We consciously strive for and ensure transparency in all commissions we undertake and put in place in our organisational systems, mechanisms,to ensure adherence to business integrity by all our staff and partners.
  3. Celebrating Innovation: We recognise the innovations introduced in execution of our work and celebrate it by sharing the good practices and recognising people associated with it by awards. We recognise the value addition by adding innovation in our work to our esteemed clients and partners.
  4. Celebrating Quality: We celebrate and award the excellent quality produced in execution of our assignments by an assessment of the same through our clients and encourage the staff associated with the assignments to strive for the same.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
We are providing consultancy services to private sector NGOs, local self governments and state governments as regards to sustainable sanitation, policy and governance option. We are also providing capacity development services for sustainable sanitation to Indian stakeholders. SaniWater Solutions also promotes innovation, social enterprise development and sanitation marketing support to donor, civil society and local governments.

SaniWater Solutions provides continuous e-learning opportunities in the area of wastewater tretament and management in partnership with WaterXpert from Spain. For more information on these courses please visit en.waterxpert.com/formacion/cursos/area-o-m/curso-de-ejemplo-4

Expectations in the Partnership:
We would expect to bring greater awareness and collaborative action to promote sustainable sanitation for all in India.

Contribution to SuSanA:
We can contrbute to SuSanA with sharing our experience and collaborating with SuSanA for promotion of sustainable sanitation in India and South Asia.

Contact person:
Jyoti Khare

SaniWater Solutions website: www.saniwatersolutions.com

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New SuSanA partners Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:38:22 +0000
Introducing the Center for Development Research (ZEF): A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7405-introducing-the-center-for-development-research-zef-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7405 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7405-introducing-the-center-for-development-research-zef-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7405 Center for Development Research (ZEF) from the University of Bonn, Germany as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken directly from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
The Center for Development Research (ZEF) was founded in 1995. ZEF is an international and trans-disciplinary scientific research institute at the University of Bonn. ZEF's overall goal is to contribute with its research and education to enhancing sustainable human development and combating poverty in the developing world. ZEF therefore cooperates closely with researchers from all over the world and with experts in the fields of development policy and cooperation.

ZEF research themes include:
- Governance
- Water Resources
- Health and Sanitation
- Food Security

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
Research and capacity building on WATSAN. Specificly sustainable sanitation and drinking water systems in agricultural irrigation areas and peri-urban zones. Focus on behavioral change, including school children.

Expectations in the Partnership:
Knowledge sharing especially on implementation of sustainable sanitation actions. Business plans.

Contribution to SuSanA:
Sharing research concepts, analytical approaches and findings. Country experiences, including ZEF partners in Ghana, Ethiopia, India, Bangladesh. Advocacy.

Contact person:

Joachim von Braun

ZEF website: www.zef.de
ZEF activities in sanitation: www.zef.de/1967.html

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New SuSanA partners Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:53:20 +0000
Introducing AFRIpads: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7353-introducing-afripads-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7353 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7353-introducing-afripads-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7353 AFRIpads Ltd. from Uganda as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken directly from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
AFRIpads Ltd. is a Ugandan social business that manufactures low-cost, washable sanitary pads to improve the menstrual hygiene of women and girls in Africa.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:

AFRIpads produces the AFRIpads Menstrual Kit, a sustainable solution to menstrual hygiene challenges in the developing world. We have partnered with hundreds of NGOs and private sector entities to support menstrual hygiene and sanitation.

Expectations in the Partnership:

AFRIpads can share expertise and our personal network as well as gain from the partners.

Contribution to SuSanA:

AFRIpads are experts at menstrual hygiene management, an important but often neglected area of sanitation. AFRIpads also offers a private sector perspective on WASH in Uganda and Africa.

Contact person:

Mara Ladewig

AFRIpads website: www.afripads.com

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New SuSanA partners Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:48:37 +0000
Re: Introducing IWA WaterWiki: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: CParkerWaterWiki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7329-introducing-iwa-waterwiki-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7333 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7329-introducing-iwa-waterwiki-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7333
Thanks for the introduction!

The WaterWiki contains content on all aspects of Water, including the following articles covering various areas of sanitation research:

www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main...g&tag=Sanitation

and our free eBook resource:

www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Arti...ishingFreetoDownload

We also host free online group work spaces for users to share documents as part of collaborative projects:

www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/WorkGroupSpaces/WebHome

We also update our users regularly with water-sector news using the WaterWiki blog:
www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Blog/WebHome

The site is fully collaborative - all registered users can edit and upload content.



If you have any questions on how to use or contribute to the WaterWiki then please do let me know!

Chloe Parker
WaterWiki Community Manager]]>
New SuSanA partners Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:56:47 +0000
Introducing IWA WaterWiki: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7329-introducing-iwa-waterwiki-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7329 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7329-introducing-iwa-waterwiki-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7329 IWA WaterWiki from the UK as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken directly from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
The IWA WaterWiki provides a platform for the global water and sanitation community to interact and share knowledge online.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
The WaterWiki is an open-access information sharing and networking website promoting knowledge brokerage throughout the Water and Sanitation sector. The site currently holds around 1,200 open-access articles, case studies, reports and presentations as well as over 500 archived conference materials. The site provides a publication platform for otherwise unseen 'grey literature' as well as a secure space for networking and group work between various working groups and projects within the water sector.

Expectations in the Partnership:

The WaterWiki will offer the chance to further disseminate SuSanA resources while SuSanA can enable the WaterWiki to reach a much larger audience.

Contribution to SuSanA:
The site can offer a platform for community members to publish materials, to promote their events and projects within the IWA network and to access a wealth of reference materials.

Contact person:
Chloe Parker

IWA WaterWiki website: www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome
IWA WaterWiki collaborations: www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Orga...on+Alliance+-+SuSanA

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New SuSanA partners Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:56:34 +0000
Introducing Dunster House: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7231-introducing-dunster-house-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7231 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new-susana-partners/7231-introducing-dunster-house-a-new-partner-organisation-of-susana#7231 Dunster House from the UK as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken directly from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description:
Dunster House Ltd is the UK’s leading manufacturer in garden and outdoor lifestyle products which specialises in timber and sustainable solutions. Established in 1994 we have experienced strong growth in the company and now have 4 sites in the UK with manufacturing sites across Europe. We have an expanding company with a strong culture of social responsibility and we believe that business has a role in tackling issues such as sanitation, which is why we have been developing over many years a range of environmentally friendly products and humanitarian products. The company has a strong history of trading both in the UK and Internationally.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
We have a selection of composting toilets in our range, which make best use of sustainable or recycled materials. We aim to help solve the sanitation crisis by providing quality sanitation solutions to NGOs, Governments and those involved with implementing improved sanitation facilities. Our eco friendly solutions can offer safe and clean sanitation to people, whilst protecting their dignity and privacy. By making safe use of waste our products can help to reduce and prevent contamination to the environment and water sources. Our solutions are developed so that they tackle the sanitation crisis as well as offering ways to deal with the waste to maximise the effective use of waste products.

Expectations in the Partnership:
By partnering with SuSanA we hope to improve our knowledge of how the sanitation issues around the world is being tackled, so that we can develop solutions that better fit the needs of NGOs, Governments and those involved in implementing sanitation projects.

Contribution to SuSanA:
As a manufacturer we are able to develop solutions to fit requirements, we have a range of existing solutions and a developing knowledge of the ways in which the sanitation crisis is being tackled. Using our knowledge of manufacturing we hope we can contribute to the development products that meet all of SuSanA’s criteria for a sanitation solution.

Contact person:
Christopher Barnard

Dunster House website: dunsterhouse.co.uk/
Dunster House collaborations: dunsterhouse.com/category/humanitarianProducts

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New SuSanA partners Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:19:22 +0000