One of our goals for JuicyKits.com has been to utilize our business to make a difference in the world, even if it is only one small step at a time. We have been extremely inspired by charity: water, an innovative charity that addresses an often overlooked problem – the need for clean water. Each year we donate a portion of our profits to charity: water and we encourage our readers to learn more about this great organization and maybe to become supporters, helping provide clean water for people who need it all around the world. Here are some top reasons why Juicykits.com <3’s charity: water.
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charity: water is a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet. The project is currently funding 11,771 clean water projects in 22 different countries around the world. Unlike some other charitable organizations, Charity: water directs 100% of donations straight into the field by collaborating with local partners and organizations to implement water projects quickly and make sure that they are maintained.
How Clean Water Saves Lives[threecol_two]Access to clean water and basic sanitation world wide could save approximately 16,000 lives a week. 43% of those lives are children under five years old. More accessible clean water will also especially benefit women and girls. Today African women spend 40 billion hours a year walking to get water. Less time spent collecting water means more time for education and clean water and proper toilets at schools means that teenage girls don’t have to stay home for a week out of every month. Women and girls are able to start businesses and improve their homes when their community has access to water. (See our sources)[/threecol_two] [threecol_one_last]
Check out this super short video about the importance of clean water:
“Until nobody on earth dies from dirty water…”
charity: water was founded in 2006 by NYC event promoter Scott Harrison after working with a humanitarian aid program called Mercy ships in West Africa. Scott experienced and documented what life was like in West Africa for 8 months in 2004 while assisting medical staff. While there, he realized that many people were earning less per year than the average bar tab in New York City. Many of the African citizens that visited the hospital Scott volunteered at were sick from drinking contaminated water. Their conditions were fully treatable conditions and would require just a 20 minute procedures if they were treated at a hospital in North America. Scott Harrison was changed by his experiences in Africa and decided to start making charity a part of his life. When he moved back home to New York City he founded charity: water.
By expanding to work with new partners, governments, and technology, charity: water is delivering more affordable and sustainable results to communities that desperately need access to clean drinking water around the world. Although clean water is often taken for granted, access to clean drinking water in some communities around the world can increase the quality of life for millions of people and create a real social impact for the health of the world’s citizens. Help make a difference in someone’s life by increasing awareness for this charity or giving a small donation – every bit helps.
Donate or learn more about charity: water on their beautiful website.