THE CLEAN WATER CAUSE
The first cause that Apparel for a Cause will turn its attention to is the lack of clean drinking water available for people in need. AFC worked with Free The Children to help tackle the issue of the water crisis, on the continent of Africa.
Our first product, the “WaterTee”, has a modern design and fit that symbolizes its impact.
Free The Children helps provide communities with clean water to drink and use for cooking; healthy sanitation facilities for washing and going to the bathroom; and infrastructure like irrigation or catchment systems to facilitate food production. We also work to educate communities about healthy hygiene practices and how to prevent waterborne disease.
Clean water isn’t a luxury, it’s a basic human right. But millions of people around the world don’t live near a reliable, clean water source, or have access to sanitary washing facilities, leaving them at risk of illness and deadly disease. Improving access to clean water is one of the most crucial and quickest ways to lift a community out of poverty. It reduces illness, allows girls to go to school (girls are generally tasked with retrieving the family’s water) and leads to better agriculture and access to food.