The Water for Life Foundation
LLEWE is an official partner of the Water for Life Foundation. This foundation realizes drinking water and sanitary facilities in areas where they are most needed. With their projects, they have already reached almost 1.5 million people worldwide and offer help in no less than 18 countries. With our support they can reach many more people and continue this great work. Below you can read more about this wonderful foundation.
What is Water for Life?
Although for us it is the most common thing in the world to visit the toilet or fill a glass with water, unfortunately this is not yet the case in many places in the world. In many developing countries people sometimes have to walk 10 to 20 kilometers to a source of drinking water. Schools are also often not equipped with proper toilets, so children often have to relieve theirselves at home or in the bushes.
A number of Dutch water companies saw a need to change this situation. That is why they joined forces in 2004 to establish the Water for Life Foundation. It is their mission to realize sustainable access to drinking water and toilets in areas that desperately need it. They do not do this alone! The Dutch water companies enter into long-term partnerships with local water companies and share their knowledge in order to improve their business operations. Water for Life is a 100% non-profit organization and uses the donations to finance infrastructure and any training for the employees of local water companies.
How do they go about it?
The Dutch drinking water experts will draw up a plan together with the local water companies. They will look at whether there is sufficient water available and how it can be brought from the source to the customer in a safe, affordable and reliable way. This plan will then be submitted to the board of Water for Life. The sustainability of the plan and the cost/impact ratio are examined. Once a plan is approved, it is put out to tender locally and implemented under the supervision of the Dutch water companies. When the project is completed, it is up to the local water company to continue to provide their new customers with reliable drinking water. In this way, Water for Life not only offers temporary help, but also provides additional employment and a long-term solution for safe drinking water. As a result, children no longer have to walk for hours in search of water and can go back to school. It also reduces the risk of deadly diseases, increasing life expectancy and giving the local economy another chance to grow.
Why does LLEWE support Water for Life?
With the purchase of each water bottle, a portion goes to the Water for Life foundation. We have chosen for this, because we know that drinking enough water in one day is essential for your health. The fact that access to clean drinking water in many places in the world is not self-evident is therefore of great concern to us. We chose Water for Life because it is an initiative of Dutch water companies. As a true water country, we Dutch know better than anyone how to deal with water. We believe in sharing knowledge and strengthening each other. We also believe it is important to provide a sustainable solution, which also helps the local population in the long term. This foundation brings all this together and it shows in all the beautiful projects they have in recent years to their name!
This is how we help
With every purchase of a LLEWE water bottle, we donate 10% of the purchase price to Water for Life. With every € 18 the foundation can provide one person with clean drinking water for life. On average this is already possible after five purchases in our webshop! Will you help us?
Shop your bottle today, or donate directly via: waterforlife.nl/help-mee/doneer