Waiakea Water is a philanthropic company that has helped increase the access people have to clean drinking water. Lack of access to clean water is a serious problem that plagues many communities in Africa and throughout the world. Waiakea Water has partnered with a charity called Pump Aid to help poor communities gain access to clean water. Pump Aid has focused its efforts on Malawi, where dirty water is a contributor to one of the leading causes of death. The charity installs “Elephant Pumps;” an award winning and sustainable pump, ensuring that everyone in the village has access to clean water, saving lives as it decreases the men and women’s exposure to water-born illnesses.
Waiakea Water is unique in that it comes from a volcano in Hawaii. The water is filtered through the volcano, making it naturally alkaline and healthier to drink than most filtered waters. The bottles themselves are 100% recyclable and use 85% less energy to manufacture than most name brand water bottles. So not only is Waiakea Water one of the healthiest and most natural waters out there, the packaging is safe for the environment.
Founder Ryan Emmons didn’t stop there at making one of the healthiest and most eco-friendly water bottles. He wanted to include a philanthropic aspect to his new business. So he started his partnership with Pump Aid, a charity that has been incredibly successful in providing clean drinking waters to poor communities. For every bottle of Waiakea Water sold, Emmons ensures that a community gets 1 week of clean water.