Lack of access to safe water and sanitation has severe negative impact for the local communities. As a result, people are trapped in a circle of poverty and diminished opportunities. We have committed ourselves to become partners to WaterAid to support their work in improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.
WaterAid is an international organization that works in 36 countries worldwide with local officials, organizations and communities to improve the conditions for the population. Since 1981, the organization has helped more than 25 million people get access to clean water and more than 24 million get access to sanitation.
We see the partnership with WaterAid as an extension of our ongoing work with water related issues, where we step outside of our own value chain and focus on improving for the people who live in the communities where we operate. Water and sanitation is about many things; survival, health, education, independence, equality, safety and development for individuals as well as communities and countries.
Lindex activities for WaterAid
Today 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 go to WaterAid. The collection consists of three baby sets with bodysuit, pants and hat in organic cotton. The baby sets are available in sizes 50-68 and are sold in all Lindex stores and on www.lindex.com.
Did you know?
- 650 million people, about one in ten of the world’s population, lack access to clean water.
- 2.4 billion people, one in three of the world’s population, lack access to adequate sanitation.
- Around 315,000 children die every year from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation – that’s over 900 children a day.
Supporting WaterAid can help change lives
- Kids can survive their childhood 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.
- Clean water and sanitation can help communities and countries break the circle of poverty.