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Thankyou celebrates UN’s World Water Day

UN World Water DayUnited Nation’s (UN) World Water Day will be celebrated as social enterprise Thankyou honours the 545,360 people who have access to safe water and sanitation on Wednesday 22 March

Aussies will be able to purchase water and body care products from the NGO. The social enterprise has water, food, body care and baby product ranges to give 100 per cent of profit to help end global poverty.

Thankyou continues their commitment to help bring safe water to the 663 million people who don’t have access by 2030.

“Ending global poverty, and within that ending the World Water Crisis, is within our reach. You see stats like 663 million people don’t have access to safe water and it can start to feel too big, but the reality is there are almost 7 billion of us that do have safe water. It just takes us all banding together and focusing on making little changes to close the gap and bring the 663 million down to zero by 2030,” said Thankyou co-founder and MD, Daniel Flynn.

To raise awareness for the World Water Crisis, Thankyou partnered with Australian schools to participate in ‘Water Walks’. Today, students will walk six laps of their school oval carrying a water vessel to represent the 6kms, on average, that people without safe water walk daily to collect water for their family (WHO, 2010).

Thankyou’s water and body care ranges fund community owned and managed water and sanitation solutions. For people like Cheffy in Timor-Leste, safe water access reduced waterborne diseases, allowed children to go to school and created opportunity for people to build a sustainable livelihood.

They made bottled waters to fund safe water access for people in need in response to the World Water Crisis in 2008. Founded by Daniel Flynn, Justine Flynn and Jarryd Burns in 2008 when 900 million people didn’t have access to safe water, yet the Australian bottled water industry was worth $600 million.

Thankyou products are available in 7-Eleven, Woolworths, Coles, Australia Post and selected independent supermarkets across Australia.

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