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What would any of us do without it. We are always posting what we have been listening to for our Friday Music Pick. The People Water crew is always on the hunt for new inspiring music. To all of our followers who like discovering new music and love sharing music, tune into our Friday blog post. If you have a music pick that you would like to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your current song, album or artist that you can't stop listening to and a note why you love them. We will post our top five favorite suggestions.
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"Alt-J is one of those exciting unique bands. As you listen to each of their songs they tell a story and you never know what is going to happen next. They are different, fresh and for the first time in YEARS, I have foud an album I can listen to all the way through. Alt-J is also fantastic in concert. They add new elements to their songs when played live and they know how to build the excitment within the venue. A couple of my favorites are Taro, Dissolve Me, Breezeblocks and Fitzpleasure. I have been waiting for a band that speaks to me like this for a long time and I'm so glad that I discovered them."
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A message from one of People Water's fantastic interns:
Water. Drink it, bath in it, cook with it, turn on the faucet and there it is. It’s something so simple, right? Living in the Philippines for two years I learned first hand it isn’t so simple. Thousands of people living in bamboo or block huts all needing clean water that is not piped into their home or community. Thousands of people walking, sometimes more than once a day, hundreds of feet to manually pump clean water from the community well. What happens when the well breaks down? Where does the water come from then? Usually the closest polluted river, that many others are using as well. This isn’t a guilt trip. This isn’t a poor, poor them speech. This is reality, day-to-day life for millions of people. When I learned of what People Water was and what they want to achieve, I just knew I needed to be a part of it. “Buy a Bottle, Fund a Well, Save a Life.” People Water’s motto, never ranged so true.
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A message from The Berrics
"Last weekend we opened our doors to Nyjah Huston and Let It Flow and hosted the 1st annual Flow Fest. Their mission is to bring clean water to those who don't have access to it. It was a wonderful success and there was enough money raised to build three new well projects, as well as fund a well repair trip to Haiti. This event will be positively impacting thousands of lives with clean, safe water! How cool is that! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen."
The truth of the matter is that for many of us, drinking clean water is something we don't ever have to think about. Our biggest concern is which bottle to buy at the store. We've never had to walk miles for water which we know is literally making us sick and killing our friends and family members.
We see and hear about the world water crisis all of the time, but the problem is that we don't know what we can do to help. We feel like we are not capable of making a difference in the world. This statement could not be more false! Each of us has the power to make a change in a big way and it really is SIMPLE. This doesn't mean you have to hold a huge fundraiser, run a marathon or give up a birthday. Although we are completely behind all charities and their efforts, we think there is an easier and better way to work together.
Why not just change the brand of water we buy that you know will help someone in need, choose a different pair of shoes that you know is helping, or buy a shirt that you know will help educate a child in Africa, Asia or South America.
The whole idea of a socially minded business model has changed the way we think and changed the way we buy. Those that have caught the vision are making a huge difference. Last year alone with your help, we were able to complete water projects in four different countries around the world in need of clean water. This is because each of us knew we had to make a change and simply picked up a People Water instead of a Smart or Fuiji water. It's that simple.
Now I want to tackle the issue of the socially responsible business model. The one for one model that has become such a houshold name for what we do. We get criticized all of the time for being a for profit business. Here is my take on the situation. We have been very open about the fact that we are a for profit business. We are in the water industry to make money obviously, there is nothing we have ever said that would lead anyone to believe anything different. If you started a company without the goal of making money and becoming successful you wouldn't get very far. We live in a country where we have the opportunity to do or become whatever we want. This is the American dream. As a group of young entrepreneurs we want to be successful, we want to live our dreams, we want to be able to provide for our families, but we also really want to make a difference in the world.
We are obviously up against giants such as Coke and Pepsi that have a huge hold on the industry. We understand that we have a huge battle ahead of us and we also realize that we may never get to the same size as these companies but that isn't important. The important thing is that we can make a difference. We can build a business that allows us to not only provide for ourselves and our families, but in so doing, it allows us to give back to a cause we are completely passionate about.
It's like we always say around the office, "We are not asking you to change anything except the world." It's a bold statement, but it is so true. Together we have the chance to make a huge impact on the world. We can help others live their dreams, go to school, create a sustainable business and provide for their families. It all starts with CLEAN WATER.
I hope this gives everyone a better understanding of who we are, why we do what we do, and why we are so passionate about our company.
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Live today like there will be no tomorrow.
We love hearing stories about our fellow do-gooders. Passing along inspirational stories to others not only encourages people to help others but unites us. We are featuring one of YOUR stories each week during the month of May on the People Water Blog. Send us your stories and pictures of helping others, it can be volunteer work, accidentaly helping someone in need or anything you have done to change someone else's life one way or another.
Send all submissions to email@example.com with "do-gooders" as the subject.
When you choose People Water, you are literally helping someone in need of clean water. You can see exactly which project your purchase is helping to fund by scanning the QR code on your bottle of People Water. We believe that when you are donating to the cause, you should be able to see exactly where your money is helping. This is giving made easy, this is People Water.
For every bottle purchased People Water will give an equal amount of clean water to a person in need.