The water issue is very important to Lindex and a part of our sustainability work. We are a long-term partner to WaterAid and support their work in improving the access to clean water and sanitation for the world’s poorest communities.
Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right. Despite that, more than 650 million people lack access to clean water and almost 2.4 billion lack access to proper sanitation. Diseases caused by dirty water kills more people each year than all forms of violence, including war. Half of these deaths are children under five years old. Approximately 290,000 children die every year from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation – that’s almost 800 children each day. Every minute, one infant dies because of lack of clean water or an unhygienic environment. This is a silent disaster that must come to an end.
WaterAid’s work changes lives for millions of people through improved access to clean water and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. More babies can survive childbirth and more children can survive their childhood. The risk for malnutrition decreases and families can stay healthy. Hours spent collecting water can be spent working or going to school instead. Schools with safe water, sanitation and hygiene education can keep young girls in school, who otherwise often drop out when they get their menstruation. Access to clean water and sanitation can help communities and countries break the circle of poverty.
Lindex activities for WaterAid
We support WaterAid through continuous round up activities where our customers are given the opportunity to round up their purchases in favour of WaterAid. We also have a special baby collection where 10 percent of the sales goes to WaterAid. The collection consists of baby sets with bodysuit and pants in organic cotton. The baby sets are available in sizes 50-68 and are sold in all Lindex stores and on lindex.com.
WaterAid is an international organisation working for a world where everybody has access to clean water and sanitation. WaterAid works with local partners for sustainable and long-term solutions, and influences decision makers to increase efforts for these basic needs on national and global levels. WaterAid works in 37 countries and since 1981, WaterAid has reached 25 million people with clean water and 24 million people with sanitation.