LifeStraw is expanding its safe water program to Chiapas, Mexico, where this week the company will deliver LifeStraw Community purifiers to rural communities providing access to safe drinking water for more than 2,546 school children. LifeStraw’s Give Back Program receives its funding from consumer purchases: for every LifeStraw product purchased, one child in need receives safe drinking water for an entire school year. Currently, LifeStraw is supporting over one million kids in 1,621 schools worldwide where 10,677 purifiers are installed and over 10,000 follow up visits have taken place, continuing monthly.
“With frequent coastal weather events and increasing concerns around drinking water quality in Mexico, it is important to expand our safe water programs where there is need,” said Alison Hill, managing director of LifeStraw. “This initiative builds upon the strong partnership we’ve built with the Mexican government. We look forward to sharing our expertise and technology.“
In addition, LifeStraw will utilize this program to fine-tune its processes, nurture relationships with the local government, partners and distributors, and further augment its safe water efforts across Latin America.
Additionally, LifeStraw is bringing a select group of consumers from the United States to work directly alongside local volunteers, school teachers and LifeStraw team members to install water purifiers and educate on safe hydration.
Photo: A child in Chiapas holds a cup of contaminated water next to a cup of safe drinking water purified by LifeStraw’s Community purifier.