Why Water

Social Impact

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Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. 43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.

In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school – all of which fight poverty 

chasewaterfalls, women travelling long distances to collect dirty water

Clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls. Less time collecting water means more time in class. Clean water and proper toilets at school means teenage girls don’t have to stay home for a week out of every month

Women Empowerment
Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa. When a community gets water, women and girls get their lives back. They start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their own futures.

Our Support of Water.org and charity: water

Water.org and charity: water are nonprofit organizations bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. charity: water has completed over 20,062 water projects in 24 countries giving 6,300,000 people clean water to date. Water.org  has transformed 5 million lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation.

chasewaterfalls, two women collecting clean water from a constructed wellEvery Earth Water Apparel item purchased brings safe water to access to a community without it. 2 years of clean water are provided with every purchase and when you make a purchase, you’ll also be able to directly track which project your purchase impacted through GPS coordinates and pictures after roughly 21 months. 

 and charity: water work with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each location, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, a WaterCredit solution, or a system for harvesting rainwater. With every project they fund, partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.

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