Haaaaave Ya Met Splash?
March 31, 2016
Tuesday, March 22nd was World Water Day. This day was established to raise awareness and provide opportunities for the international community to get involved with water-related issues and broader WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) initiatives. One day out of the entire year is dedicated to what millions of us take for granted, but also what millions more around the world lack: safe water.
One organization that thinks about safe water and improved sanitation practices 365 days out of the year is Splash. We had the chance to get together with Splash at their headquarters on WWD to hear Founder & Director Eric Stowe and Director of Business Development Cyndie Berg discuss their current work, as well as the focus ares for 2016 and beyond.
Having worked with Splash over the past year, we know quite a bit about them. If you don’t, here’s the gist: As a group of highly driven, passionate, and razor-sharp people, Splash seeks to provide clean, safe water and improve daily hygiene habits for hundreds of thousands of kids living in impoverished urban areas. By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will reside in cities that already have a strained infrastructure with current populations. Splash is trying to stay ahead of the migration by targeting institutions in these areas that serve the younger generations. They look to serve schools in cities like Kolkata and Katmandu. One of their most ambitious goals: provide clean water for every orphanage in China by 2017. That’s over 150,000 children across 1,300 locations, and they’re already 75% of the way there. They are also present in Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, and other areas with high populations and limited availability to safe water.
I can talk about this organization all day. From their mission to their execution to their mindset, Splash is leading a new generation of non-profit organizations. They ultimately strive to serve 0 kids – “kill your charity” as Eric calls it. It’s what makes us so proud to be a partner with Splash, and so excited for what they have in store in the coming months. Check them out.
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