The Washing Machine that Gives Back Clean Water.
Accessibility to safe water should be a right shared by all. The Calibre8 Pty Ltd team saw first-hand how scarce clean drinking water can be. During a trip to Laos and Cambodia we decided to dedicate a portion of our proceeds to tackling the issue of providing clean water to remote parts of the world.
Who runs the water projects?
We have partnered with charity: water to manage our water projects. charity:water offer a high level of transparency and 100% of the money donated goes to the actual project, rather than on administration costs.
So far you, our customers have enabled us to contribute more than $25,000 USD to fund charity: water projects in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya. As we grow, we want to change the lives of the millions of people who don't have access to safe water. By purchasing a Scrubba Wash Bag, you have helped too.
This video from charity:water will help you learn more around the impact safe water can have on saving lives in developing countries.
June 2014, donation to charity:water to provide clean water to a school in Bangladesh.
We hope our contributions past and future will help to reduce these statistics.
In June 2014, $15,000 USD was donated by the Calibre8 Pty Ltd team to charity:water to build the infrastructure required to plumb a water system for three schools in Bangladesh. An anonymous donor generously matched our donation bringing it to a total of $30,000 USD.
1031 students and teachers of Mahbubenessa Girls, Nazrul Academy and Rashidpur High Schools now have access to clean and safe drinking and washing water.
The project will provide an ongoing supply of clean water as well as vital training in water and sanitation hygiene.
December 2014, donation to charity:water to fund a well project in Ethiopia.
Currently in Ethiopia:
The need for help is great.
In December 2014, the Calibre8 Pty Ltd team donated $10,000 USD to charity:water to fund an Ethiopian well project in its entirety. Once completed, the project will provide life-saving water, hygiene and sanitation to a community in the Tigray region. This donation was generously matched by an anonymous donor resulting in a total of $20,000 USD donated.
The project will include the construction of a new drilled well, that will supply more than 500 people in the area. These deep wells typically supply more water than a hand-dug well, but the projects are more expensive as they require heavy equipment, fuel and larger teams of skilled technicians. Thank you for helping us to make this possible.
2012, Rift Valley Reservoir Project Contribution
Due to the overwhelming support for the Scrubba Wash Bag in our IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, we made our first significant contribution to a water project.
Out of the funds raised as part of our crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo we recontributed $1,000 USD to support the construction of a reservoir in the Rift Valley Provence of Kenya.
With the reservoir, the little rainfall that the region receives can now be captured and used by the nomadic Samburu people.
Image from Samburu Trust – Kenya IndieGoGo campaign
2013, World Vision Emergency and Preparedness Fund.
To assist in the humanitarian efforts in the wake of the massive destruction caused by the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Calibre8 Pty Ltd team has donated $1,000 USD to World Vision's Emergency and Preparedness Fund. With millions affected by this crisis, we hope our small donation assisted in the prompt delivery of aid to the affected regions.