In partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, Future Kind is working to provide impoverished communities without sustainable access to safe drinking water around the world with LifeStraws.
“Lack of access to safe drinking water contributes to the staggering burden of diarrhea diseases worldwide, particularly affecting the young, the immuno-compromised and the poor. Nearly one in five child deaths – about 1.5 million each year – is due to diarrhea. Diarrhea kills more young children than 2 AIDS, malaria and measles combined . Drinking contaminated water also leads to reduced personal productive time, with widespread economic effects. Approximately 43% of the global population, especially the lower-income populace in the remote and rural parts of the developing world, is deprived of household safe piped water. Thus, there is a pressing need for effective and affordable options for obtaining safe drinking water at home.” ¹
Future Kind is proud to be part of such great initiative.
¹ Vesterfaard Foundation (http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com)