We can often take water for granted. Throughout my whole life I have been able to access clean water in an almost endless abundance. Since childhood I have been swimming in clean water, I work in an industry that relies on water, and I have always had access to immediately drinkable tap water. Every year I take part in the Walk for Water to help remind myself that not everyone has the luxury that we do, and that we can offer our help to gain access to one of the most basic necessities in life.
I’m participating in Aveda Earth Month, in support of WaterAid to help end the world water crisis. With our efforts, thousands in Madagascar will gain access to clean, drinkable water for the first time in their life.
650 million people worldwide live without access to clean, drinkable water. Without safe water or sanitation, people are trapped in a cycle of poverty and disease. Across the developing world, millions of women are wasting precious time collecting dirty water and children are suffering from preventable illness.