Emu Australia is looking to help those without access to clean water through a new global partnership with WaterAid America, which helps those in the world’s poorest regions gain lasting access to safe water and sanitation.
The initial donation from Emu Australia, provided to WaterAid and made possible through the sale of Emu Australia products, will help kick-start 15 projects in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste. Emu Australia further aims to support programs through the sale of its products benefiting current and future projects by WaterAid.
“Charitable involvement at a global scale has always been important factor to Emu Australia. We are excited to be partnering with WaterAid, a great organization that transforms the lives of those who are most in need in this world,” said Dan Singer, Emu Australia’s North American president.
Currently, at least 10% of the world’s population lives without safe water. To drive change and deliver lasting results, WaterAid and Emu Australia will take an integrated, collaborative approach towards achieving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. By improving access to these essentials, WaterAid and Emu Australia hope to prevent water-related diseases, reduce deaths linked to unsafe water, give children more time to attend school and offer adults the opportunity to improve their livelihoods.
“Partnerships like this one between WaterAid and Emu Australia unlock opportunity, helping to chip away at startling statistics that show that women globally spend 200 million hours each day collecting water,” said WaterAid America Chief Executive Sarina Prabasi. “The global water crisis is as solvable as it is daunting. We are thrilled that EMU Australia shares our commitment to make a lasting difference in the world around us.”