Why Water?

Clean water can change everything!

As a small business we wanted to make the biggest impact we could. Over 5 million people are without clean drinking water in South Africa and Lesotho, and all too often, children are the ones given the family task of walking for miles every day to collect water. With the dangers of water-borne disease and the time wasted it takes to collect the water children, and their communities are having their future disappear.


Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. 43% of those deaths are children under 5yrs

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Access to clean water keeps kids in school especially girls. Girls are particularly at risk and can loose up to a week every month from their education

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Time wasted

Over 40 billion hours are wasted every year collectiing water. Access to clean water leaves more time to fight poverty by going to school, growing food and earning an income

Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa.5


Women and girls bear the burden of water collection. When there is clean water, girls can go to school, and women can start businesses and grow their future and their community

Every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4 / $12 in economic returns

Read more from the WHO

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Our Goal

Enhance and empower rural communities in Southern Africa by providing warmth and water

How We Tackle The water Crisis

Playpumps is a pumping solution that is powered by the play of children. In South Africa there are hundreds of schools without a reliable source of clean drinking water. The Playpump is often the only piece of playground equipment at a school and provides the children with a constructive and rewarding way to use their energy. Improved health by virtue of a reduction in water borne diseases. We have partnered with roundabout water solutions to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of the water pumps.

Maintenance is key

Clean water can change everything!

With the majority of the infrastructure already in place it seems a huge waste to let the borehole pumps die, we see an opportunity to repair and maintain the pumps that are already there, by using local, trained teams and technicians, as result creating jobs and most important, clean water supply is being returned to vulnerable communities and schools.

2 ways you can help

Clean water can change everything!

Buy a blanket

For every blanket you buy we make sure 30 kids get water for a month

Buy a blanket


Give and change someone's life with the gift of water