Access to Clean Water is a Necessity

844 million people around the world lack access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s why we’ve partnered with our global farming communities to ensure access by building or repairing water and sewage infrastructure and administering community-led hygiene and sanitation education. Together for H2OPE is a unique program because it’s led by the farmers and their communities, with long-term plans to maintain water access for future generations.

The Impact

10,500 people with clean water access in Madagascar & India

23 wells constructed serving 4,000 people

2 community-led sanitation programs implemented

Together for H20PE: Madagascar

Numi’s first Together for H2OPE initiative impacted our turmeric farming community in Madagascar, who experienced clean, safe drinking water for the first time in their lives. During a 2015 visit to their farms, we learned the community was suffering chronic illness from the contaminated drinking water they relied on. This project brought 4,000 farmers and their families 23 new wells, plus community-led education in well repair and water sanitation.

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Together for H20PE: India

In partnership with Women’s Earth Alliance, a local Indian NGO, PBET and the local famers, Numi Foundation engaged the largest organic Fair Trade tea estate in India, where most of our black teas are grown. This initiative focused on community, mostly, female-led sanitation and hygiene education as well as the distribution of water filters. Impacting over 6,500 family members, our work led to an 80% decrease in water-borne illness and a 90% decrease in work and school absenteeism.

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Together for H20PE: South Africa

In South Africa, Numi Foundation brought running water to the small-scale, organic rooibos farm we have worked with since our company’s founding. We drilled a well, bringing clean, safe water to workers and their families for the very first time. The project also brought toilets, showers, and a rooftop solar hot water heater to this community.

Together for H20PE: Ukraine

As a result of the Russo-Ukrainian War, millions of Ukrainians were displaced, living in subways or underground shelters, collecting water from streams and ponds and boiling it for consumption. We partnered with Waves for Water, a non-profit that designed a simple water filter and served 4M people in 40+ countries ravaged by war and natural disasters. In partnership with WFW, we delivered filters to 80,000 Ukrainians.