Creating Life Saving Products

Your LifeStraw® purchase improves the lives of children in developing countries.

See how safe water changes lives

For each LifeStraw® product you purchase, one school child in a developing country is provided wih 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.

FollowTheLiter

 

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.

 

Our first distribution - Kenya, October 2014

This year, your purchase of LifeStraw® filters and purifiers is directly impacting students at schools in western Kenya. The large-scale distribution and education campaign took place in October 2014, when we delivered LifeStraw® Community purifiers to more than 300 schools, reaching over 125,000 school children in that region. We’ll be following up there to maintain the filters and capturing progress of this distribution 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 country.

 

References

  • 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.