Swaziland is one of the smallest countries in Africa. Of the 1.25 million people who live there, 40% are unemployed and 63% live in poverty. On top of that, almost one-fifth of school-aged children don’t have the ability to go to school.
Access to water is an essential piece of the problems listed above. While it’s clear that water is essential to good health, there are a number of other crippling effects that arise when communities don’t have ready access to clean water.
Women and children often spend huge portions of the day retrieving water. Carrying heavy jugs to and from water sources prevents women from having time to work, children from going to school, and generations from finding prosperity.
August is Water Quality Month
Access to clean water is a real issue, and there’s a lot being done to change it. The United Nations has long acknowledged the dire need for action and awareness of this issue.
So, as August rolls around, we find ourselves in a month that’s dedicated to improving the quality of water that humanity has access to. There are a number of groups that are helping and can help you make a contribution to the cause.
The Thirst Project
The Thirst Project is the world’s largest youth water organization. Their efforts have impacted over 400,000 people in 13 countries, building wells that provide clean water to the communities who need it most.
These are wells that reduce water related deaths by over 20% and greatly improve sanitation. Teams ensure that communities are equipped with latrines and proper sanitation techniques that can further reduce water-related deaths.
When properly maintained, these wells can last up to forty years. That’s enough time for a generational impact to take place.
What You Can Do to Help
Zox is a company that sells highly unique wristbands and uses that product to contribute to the causes they care about most.
When you shop with Zox, every order you place puts a little forward toward the The Thirst Project. If you’re in need of a gift for someone you love, feel like you could use a fresh new wristband, or simply want to contribute to an extremely important cause, Zox has you covered.
You can also contribute directly to The Thirst Project here.
Want to Incorporate Purpose into Your Brand?
Donating directly is an excellent way to make a difference, but there’s more. Brands find an overwhelming response when they incorporate giving into their business platform.
Customers want to engage with brands that align with their values, and Water Quality Month might be the time for you to take note. If you’re looking to grow through giving, you’re in luck.
Pledgeling helps a number of companies like Zox to partner with charitable causes and provide a seamless donation experience for the customer. Contact us to learn more about how you can give through growing today!