Creating Life Saving Products

For each LifeStraw® you purchase, one school child in a developing community receives safe drinking water for an entire school year.

Win a trip to join us in Kenya!

Join the LifeStraw® team to be part of the next LifeStraw Follow the Liters water filter distribution in Kenya, October 29 – November 8, 2015

Official Rules

Expanding Follow the Liters - November 2nd 2015

The Follow the Liters program began in October 2014 in Kenya and is expanding in November 2015. Last year 1,646 high volume LifeStraw® Community purifiers were distributed to 301 schools across Kenya’s Western Province, providing 157,000 students with safe drinking water. By the end of November 2015 the reach of this program will more than double, providing approximately 360,000 primary school students with safe drinking water at school.

Our Target

The next LifeStraw® Follow the Liters distribution launches on November 2nd and runs through November 6th. It will provide over 2,500 additional LifeStraw® Community purifiers to over 300 more primary schools in western Kenya. The total impact of the program is projected to grow to over 360,000 students reached by end of November, 2015.

See how safe water changes lives

For each LifeStraw® product you purchase, one school child in a developing country is provided with safe drinking water for an entire school year. To understand how it works, click on the image below to follow a day in the life of a Kenyan girl named Violet.



Visit LifeStraw® Follow the Liters where you can see the impact of consumer contributions. There, you can follow the program’s progress by viewing the most up-to-date measurable data on program achievements and here stories from children who have been positively impacted.

How the LifeStraw® Follow the Liters program works

When you purchase any type of LifeStraw® product, Vestergaard and its distributor partners contribute part of the funds to distribute LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers to schools in developing countries. LifeStraw® Community is specifically designed to deliver safe drinking water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source water. Watch this video to learn more.


Support LifeStraw® Follow the Liters and share safe water

Want to support the LifeStraw® Follow the Liters cause? Simply pick out your favorite LifeStraw® product and complete your purchase to share safe drinking water with a school child in a developing country.



  • UNICEF and World Health Organization (2012). Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2012 Update. WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation.
  • United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘Pneumonia and Diarrhoea: Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest children’, UNICEF, New York, June 2012.
  • Baseline Survey (2010) of the 22 UNICEF WASH Programme districts.