3 companies turning modern luxuries into clean water initiatives
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
For many of us, the little comforts of everyday life include a piping-hot cup of coffee to kickstart the morning, or a glass of Merlot at the end of a tough day in the office. But there are countless places around the world where a simple glass of clean, drinkable water is considered a luxury.
The facts about the availability of sanitary water in underdeveloped nations are mind-boggling — and even domestically in the U.S., the numbers are grim. In Africa alone, more than 358 million people are without access to safe, drinkable water; that number jumps to more than 750 million globally.
But a slew of nonprofits, individuals and companies are aiming to make an impact on these disheartening statistics, turning the modern luxuries many of us take for granted into clean drinking water for those in need around the world. Below are three such companies that deserve your support.