every 500 collection bkr sold helps provide a full month's supply of clean water to a person in need.
Throughout Africa and Asia, the burden of collecting water falls heavily on women. It is not uncommon for women and girls in these regions to spend up to four hours a day walking an average of 3.5 miles for water. Not only is the task physically demanding (and potentially dangerous), it also consumes women’s valuable time and energy — time and energy they could be spending in the classroom, earning a living, or even developing economic ventures and social institutions of their own. For these women and girls, water that’s clean and readily available means the freedom and opportunity to build a better future and break the cycle of poverty.
bkr proudly supports Water for People’s mission to bring clean water to everyone forever, and we celebrate the ways in which their work empowers women and girls to transform their world from the inside out.