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.
The effect Waiakea Water and Pump Aid has had in Malawi is considerable. Pump Aid has provided clean water to 1.35 million people throughout Africa and to 487,600 people in Malawi alone. This has resulted in less malnutrition and exposure to water-bourn illnesses, more children in school, and more time for women to focus on other needs as they spend less time commuting to find clean water. Pump Aid has changed the lives of millions of people and Waiakea is extremely excited about and proud of the partnership.
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.
Anybody that wants to be financially successful will have to learn how to work. There is no getting around this fact. If a person wants money or to be rich, they are going to have to work for the money they want. This is true for any rich millionaire, including Dick Devos the president of the Windquest Group. Here is some general information about Devos and how his work ethic has helped him to succeed in life.
Dick Devos is the son of billionaire Richard Devos who is the main founder of Amway. When Dick was a child he worked hard for his father’s company. Richard’s business was located in his home when Amway was first starting off. Young Dick and his brother would make it a point to entertain and assist his father’s guests. This activity went on for many years and it helped to lay a foundation for Devos work ethic into the future.
By the way, Devos’s childhood is like many other wealthy families. He had to learn how to work at a young age. People who are wealthy will teach their children this important concept at a young age. They will really push the ethic of work so that their kids will develop it and use it in the future.
Dick eventually started to grow up and took on more responsibility within his father’s company. Soon he was a young teen and then he graduated high school. He worked for his father’s company all throughout his teen years. Then Dick went to college. He attended Northwood University where he earned a degree in business administration.
After he graduated he took on an important position at his father’s company. After working many years, he earned the position of vice president. He was not the only person to occupy this position at the time since Amway has many vice- presidents. Once Dick arrived at this position he quickly distinguished himself. His father would not hand him anything and he worked hard to become the President of the organization. Once he arrived at this position he increased the company’s overall value.
Keep in mind that Dick Devos was even the president of the Orlando Magic NBA franchise during the 2000s. However, he left this position to go back to Amway before moving on to Windquest. Keep in mind that Devos has even ran for the governor’s position of Michigan during the 2000s. While he did not win this position he still is a key player in Michigan politics.
Devos is also an avid member of the political and educational scene within Michigan state and the city of Grand Rapids. He is married to Betsy Devos the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education. Devos is a smart man and he is very successful. His work ethic is phenomenal. His wife and he even has a foundation where they provide millions of dollars in donations to help people to be successful in life. Dick Devos is a great example of a person who is working hard and doing their best.