From now until 26 June 2014, the team at the Scrubba wash bag will donate up to $15,000 to charity: water to build the infrastructure required to plumb a water system for a school in Bangladesh. The project will provide an on-going supply of clean and safe drinking water for around 750 people as well as vital training in water and sanitation hygiene.
You can help us reach the target simply by liking us on Facebook and encouraging your friends to do the same. For each new like (we are starting the campaign at 19,849 likes), the team at the Scrubba wash bag will donate $1.00 towards the project.
For the last 2 years, the Scrubba wash bag (aka the world's first pocket-sized washing machine) has helped travelers all around the world travel lighter and cleaner. The Scrubba wash bag team are also committed to helping those in need, particularly those without access to one the most basic and vital human needs: clean drinking water and sanitation.
“This donation of up to $15,000 is the first of many large donations we plan to make in the coming years”, managing director Ash Newland said. “We have selected charity: water for this donation as they offer a great level of transparency and reporting. We think it is important that our supporters can see exactly what project they helped fund and in most cases even look up the location with GPS coordinates”.
The video below shows what difference access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities can make to children at school. Clean drinking water and sanitation also saves lives and improves health, which are vital in countries such as Bangladesh where:
- 16% of the population lack access to water
- 42% of the population lack access to sanitation
- 31.5% of the population live below poverty line
Help us reach our target, like us on Facebook and spread word about this campaign.