Your Water Filters Purchases Have Helped To Save Lives

by Jamin Arvig on September 18, 2013

May Shintro Community Now Has Clean Drinking WaterOur water filters company walks the walk when it comes to bringing clean water to the world.  Today, I want to show you exactly what that means – and show how you have helped.

Whenever you purchase water filters or filtration systems from our company, a portion of the profits will go directly towards a water-based charity, including charity: water.   Recently, charity: water shared with us some powerful stories and images from those that we’ve helped.

The May Shintro and Mai Gudguad communities in Ethiopia encompass about 400 people total.  For years,  people in these communities would walk up to two hours per day to collect water.  Each person would receive about five liters of water daily for drinking, cooking and bathing.  Much of their drinking water was contaminated and waterborne illnesses were devastatingly common.

In August 2013, donations made by our company – supported by your water filters purchases – helped support completion of hand dug wells.  Your purchases have also helped to support ongoing education on water hygiene practices. Mai Gudguad Now Has Clean Drinking Water

With the completion of the wells, 50% more families now have latrines in their home and each member of these communities can use up to 15 liters of water per day.  And since water hygiene education began, waterborne illnesses are down 11%.

I’ve included a couple photos from these communities throughout this post showing what we’ve helped build together – as this imagery brings home the story more powerfully than my written words ever could.  Click on any image for a closer look.

When I look at the amount of sales that come in to our company, I try to see more than just dollars and cents. I try to see the lives of those we touch daily – and keep in healthy drinking water – throughout the world.  With thousands of customers throughout the US, it’s not always easy to envision all of these faces.

Mai Gudguad Community Plaque Thanking WaterFilters.NETBut with our campaign with charity: water, I now have no trouble picturing 400 people whose lives our company has helped to change, with the help of your water filters purchases.  And with this post, my hope is that you never forget the 400 people you’ve helped to save either.

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Jamin Arvig

Jamin Arvig

In 2002, Jamin Arvig founded WaterFilters.NET from his small college apartment. Just over ten years later, his company has doubled in revenue each year, grown into a multi-year honoree on the Inc. 5000, and become the online consumer’s first choice for water filters and water filtration technology. Jamin's success with WaterFilters.NET can be seen through coverage in publications ranging from the Minneapolis Star Tribune to the Wall Street Journal, its consistent ‘Excellent’ status from customer service ratings provider STELLAService, frequent appearances in Best Places to Work lists and in the pages of Upsize Minnesota who recently named the company Business Builder of the Year. Jamin also helps to ensure that WaterFilters.NET supports its core value of charitable giving by making significant contributions from its profits to various water-related charities. Posts from Jamin are contributed regularly to this blog.

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