More than 660 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water. One-third of all people – 2.4 billion around the world – do not have access to a toilet. In fact, more people have mobile phones than toilet access, reports Water.org.
The lack of access to reliable, clean and sanitary water is something that’s hard to imagine when we have it readily available to us every day. Without clean water, diseases can spread, education can take a second-place priority and the strength of the developing nations is severely impacted. Water.org, an activist organization co-founded by engineer Gary White and actor Matt Damon, is working to make water more accessible and affordable, bringing new technologies and water access to areas around the world in need of clean water.
Back in 2015, Stella Artois partnered with Water.org to start a campaign addressing this issue. The “Buy a Lady a Drink” campaign supports this wonderful cause by offering unique Stella Artois chalices for sale, with each glass sold providing five years of clean water for a person in the developing world. Water.org and Stella hope to provide more than three million people with clean water by 2020. Since the launch of the campaign, more than 800,000 people have received access to clean water through the purchase of more than 225,000 limited-edition glasses.
Stella Artois has continued its commitment this year and expanded the effort. New this year, the company has worked with artists in developing nations to offer three new limited-edition chalices designed by artists from Brazil, Uganda and Cambodia. In addition, for every six- or 12-pack sold in stores, Stella Artois will provide someone six to 12 months of water. Stella will also provide a month of clean water for each pint sold in a bar or restaurant in 2017.
If you’d like to support the campaign – and receive a great new chalice – Stella Artois-designed limited-edition glasses are for sale on Amazon. Each glass sold gives one person in a third-world country access to clean water for five years, and the three different glasses are available to represent nine different countries – Brazil, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Peru and Uganda.
You can also help your customers support the cause by stocking up on Stella Artois bottles or kegs for your bar, restaurant or retail store. Triangle Distributing is a proud supplier of Stella Artois, and can deliver to your business. To learn more, call us today at 562-699-3424.