Many of us take for granted our water bottles, drinking fountains and flowing water. Can you believe the majority of our toilet bowls contain purer water than the murky, disease-infested water that is currently available to more than a billion people?
Take a moment to consider the startling statistics:
780 million people don't have access to clean water.
Every day, 1 in 5 children under the age of 5 die from waterborne diseases.
That's one child every 21 seconds that dies as a direct result of contaminated water, and poor sanitation and hygiene.
How does this affect education, community and the local economy?
Up to 6 hours a day are spent, by women and girls, fetching water. This equates to a staggering 200 million hours a day.
50% of schools in the world don't have fresh water or adequate sanitation to prevent disease.
A 15 to 30 minute reduction in time spent traveling to a water source would equate to a 12% increase in girls’ school attendance.
45% of diarrhoea episodes could be prevented by improving the quality of drinking water with point-of-use disinfectants.
150 million people can be lifted out of hunger by allowing women the same access to productive resources, including water, that men have. This could also increase yields on their farms by 20-30%
443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illnesses that compromise students’ ability to learn.
Approximately 2.4 million deaths could be prevented each year.
"An integrated approach of providing water, sanitation and hygiene reduces the number of deaths caused by diarrhea diseases by an average of 65%"
- World Health Organisation
Access to clean water and adequate sanitation, and practiced good hygiene is all it takes.
In 2015 the human race spent $65 billion on functional beverages (energy, sports and health drinks).
We have all heard that energy drinks loaded in caffeine, sugar, artificial colours and flavours aren't necessarily good for us. But sometimes we really need a pick-me-up, and a kick of energy to keep on keeping on.
Wouldn't it be great if we could get that pick-me-up from natural sources? If we could consume a beverage that would help improve our memory recall, focus, and cognitive capacity? Without the sugars, artificial colours and flavours too?
Wouldn't it be even better if we could solve one of the biggest challenges facing humanity by redirecting some of the existing expenditure on energy drinks to communities and families without access to clean water?
Well that's exactly what we are trying to do.
Shine+ gives you all the mental energy and stamina you need from natural, scientifically backed sources.
And the best part? You're helping those in need get access to life-saving clean drinking water.
Through our partnership with Water is Life, we provide 1 day of clean drinking water to someone in need for every bottle of Shine+ sold.
We call it our Shine4Water program.
Help us help those in need.
We're aiming for the stars and our mission is simple:
"As we let our own light shine, we consciously empower our community to do the same"
- Shine+ HQ
We want to help 1 million people by the end of 2017.
We've partnered with Water is Life to bring these life changing services to those in need.
How does Water is Life provide the clean drinking water to those in need?
I’m sure the mental image you’re getting is humanitarian workers driving around in large trucks, dropping off huge containers of clean water to those in need. What Water is Life do, however, is much more effective than that.
The bright minds over at Water is Life have developed a portable water purifier for easy delivery to areas in need, dubbed the Water is Life Purification Straw. Cleverly constructed, the Filter Straw is capable of turning any water source into clean, drinkable water!
The filter is made from durable plastic approximately 10 inches in length and 1 inch in diameter. The internal components include membranes, iodized crystals and active carbon, which removes the iodine taste and medium-sized bacteria and is effective against waterborne bacteria and viruses, such as typhoid, cholera, E. coli, dysentery and diarrhea. The two-stage filtration system reduces harmful particles, from 125 micron down to a minimal 15 micron.
So how can you get involved?
As mentioned above, every bottle of Shine+ sold gives a day’s worth of clean drinking water to someone desperately in need. Through the powers of simple mathematics, a Shine+ 7PACK is a day’s worth of clean drinking water for 7 people.
This means that while you drink your Shine+ to be at your best, you are helping struggling communities across the globe grow and prosper alongside you. Shine+ is about empowering everyone across the globe to be the best they can be, and by purchasing our product you can share and promote this philosophy and help change the world for the better.