See how safe water changes lives
For each LifeStraw® product you purchase, one school child in a developing community is provided wih safe drinking water for an entire school year. Follow a day in the life of a Kenyan girl named Violet to see how.
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 communities. LifeStraw® Community is specifically designed to deliver safe drinking water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source water.
Start following the liters in Kenya, October 2014
This year, your purchase of LifeStraw® filters and purifiers will directly impact schools in the western Province of Kenya. The large-scale distribution and education campaign begins in October 2014, when we will deliver LifeStraw® Community purifiers to more than 300 schools, reaching over 125,000 school children in that region. We’ll be capturing progress of this distribution and others in the future by tracking local stories with mobile monitoring systems. The information we collect will be uploaded into a public GIS database easily viewed by the public.
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 community.
- 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.