Did you know that over 660 million humans around the world lack easy access to clean water? In fact, in many places, women and children spend up to 3 hours a day hauling water home from the closest source, many of which have so much bacteria in them that there's a high likelihood of illness, and even death. This, my friends, breaks our hearts, which is why we partnered with our friends at Thirst Project to help fix the problem.
Every 21 seconds, a child dies of water-related disease.
The average distance that someone in a developing community walks to fetch water is 3.75 miles.
Daily 3.75 mile walks to collect water means no time for work or school. The walks can be very dangerous, especially for women and children.
How your purchase helps
At ZOX, we're dedicated to changing the world, both with kind words and acts of service. Here's how you can help us support Thirst Project and the work they're doing:
Choose your ZOX
Find the perfect reminder or artwork for yourself or your loved ones.
We provide a donation to Thirst Project on your behalf
Once your order is completed, we donate a portion of those proceeds directly to our friends at Thirst Project.
Drill a well
Once the ZOX community has funded a well, Thirst Project then assigns the funds towards a specific project. Thirst Project then goes into the community to begin construction and education on well operation and maintenance. This drastically cuts failure rates of wells and provides a lifetime of impact.
Provide a lifetime of impact
Providing a community with clean water is the fastest and most finically viable way of lifting those in extreme poverty into a better life. Women can now work to provide additional income for their families, children can now attend school regularly, and disease rates drop significantly, which increases life expectancy on a massive scale. Thanks in part to clean water, Eswatini has had its life expectancy rise from just 46 years in 2004 to 58 years in 2020. Still far from the global 72 year expectancy, but we're on the right track.
Life Saving & Sustainable
Communities are trained to maintain their well. With sweat equity, wells are expected to last at least 40 years and provide clean water for up to 500 people each.
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