Since its formation in 2006, charity: water has funded over 13,644 clean water projects in 22 countries around the world providing clean water to almost 5,000,000 people.
Over 30,000 people die every week because of unsafe water or unclean living conditions. Over 90% of those deaths are in children under the age of 5. By simply providing clean water, that number can go down by 21%. Hand washing can reduce deaths by over 30%.
Not only is this helping people stay healthy, it's also having a huge impact on the local economies of the communities impacted. For every $1 invested into a clean water project, the local economy grows by $4-12. Clean water is not only helping people to live healthier lives, but it's helping them to live more prosperous lives.
The walk that used to take 3 hours to get to clean water is shortened for most people to 15 minutes. The women and children that used to spend much of the day gathering water can now spend more time in school or earning extra income for their families. Clean water also allows a community to grow their own food, helping to eliminate hunger problems as well.
charity: water is having an impact in millions of lives all over the world, and we're excited to partner with them. On January 24th, you'll have the chance to purchase the Droplet tee from our store. With every purchase, $10 will go to charity: water to help provide clean water and a fresh start to communities all over the world.