Buy a LifeStraw® - Make an Impact
Each consumer purchase of LifeStraw® products provides one school child in Africa with clean water for an entire school year.
How it Works
When you purchase any type of LifeStraw® filter, we use part of the funds to distribute LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers to schools in Africa. LifeStraw® Community is specifically designed to deliver clean, safe water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source water.
In 2013 and 2014 we are distributing LifeStraw® Community purifiers to schools in Kenya, which is one of the top 10 countries in the world with the largest population of people without access to safe, clean water. We chose this area for our first program because only 37% of Kenyan schools have access to safe, clean water within 200 meters of the schools grounds.
We have over 40 full time employees based in Western Province of Kenya who are managing programs. In 2013 and 2014 your purchases of LifeStraw® filters will be directly impacting schools in Bungoma County, a rural area in Western Province. The large-scale distributions will begin in March 2014 and we will be capturing the program throughout its progress using mobile monitoring systems which will be uploaded into a public GIS database easily viewed by the public.
- 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.