Search
800.201.8074

Water and Sanitation

Access to clean water and sanitation saves lives. Why?

It Impacts Children

2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water and a simple toilet. 5 million people, mostly children under 5, die from water-related illnesses each year. Surviving diarrhea is the greatest single challenge for our world’s children. Over 90% of diarrheal death is caused by unsafe water, poor sanitation and insufficient hygiene. Children weakened by frequent diarrheal illnesses are malnourished and vulnerable to other infections,leaving them physically and mentally underdeveloped.

It Oppresses Women & Girls

Every day, 200 million women and girls carry every drop of water their families use. 100 million children, mostly girls, receive no education because they are carrying water, perpetuating a cycle of illiteracy and poverty. Women and girls are traditionally responsible for water collection, walking miles to the nearest sources. In addition to chronic back pain and sores from hauling water, women are left with little or no time to participate in income-generating work.

It Traps People in the Cycle of Poverty

The world’s poor spend $30 billion a year treating water and sanitation-related illnesses. Women spend up to 5 hours a day fetching water, preventing them from participating in income-generating activities.

In urban squatter settlements, the lack of clean water directly impacts a household’s income. In these areas, the poor are forced to buy water of unknown quality at very expensive rates from illegal connections and are subjected to exploitation by the slum power structure.

How do we Pay it Forward?

We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet, and make a commitment to donate one percent of our total sales to non-profits that share our mission.



Water and Sanitation

Clean Water for All

Water1st International

Clean Water for All

Water1st International

A non-profit that supports high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions for the world’s poorest communities, improving health, education and women's lives in the process.

Plastics in Water

Oceanic Science Solutions

5 Gyres

Oceanic Science Solutions

5 Gyres

5 Gyres has been a global leader in researching the extent of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.  They have vision of a planet free of plastic pollution and they undertake a range of initiatives towards this aim.  They conduct field research, publish data, educate youth and consumers as well as business and government leaders about ocean plastics, and advocate for solutions. 

Global Warming

Science Initiatives

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science Initiatives

Union of Concerned Scientists

We can reduce global warming emissions and ensure communities have the resources they need to withstand the effects of climate change. The Union for Concenrned Scientists develop science-based solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.