Our vision is of a world without water scarcity
We sell Homies For Hydration branded merchandise, in order to generate funds to then donate to select nonprofit organisations or projects tackling the issue of water scarcity.
It started with a simple idea posted on the r/hydrohomie subreddit one day in late July 2020: “what if we sold branded merch to raise money for nonprofits tackling the water crisis?”
A simple idea but one that galvanised hundreds of users, who went on to work together and create Homies For Hydration Ltd, a company dedicated to supporting great organisations dedicated to tackling the issue of water scarcity - and more specifically, the first nonprofit we will be supporting through our donations is WaterAid. You can find further information about the charity's great work on its website.
Our ambitious goal is to donate $10000 by November 2020.
If you would like to follow or support our project, please join our Discord server (which, in addition to being where you can chat to us, is simply a nice place to hang out), follow us on twitter/facebook/instagram and consider donating to our paypal.
A little bit about the global water crisis:
Water is such an essential part of life, and it does cover 70% of the planet. But the water we can actually use to sustain ourselves - to drink, to wash ourselves with or use for farming - is actually in limited supply: it is called freshwater, and only 3% of the world’s water is freshwater.
Access to clean water is a human right, but not every region in the world has the same access to freshwater. Roughly 1.1 billion people lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion people find water scarce for at least one month of the year. 2.4 billion people also face the issue of inadequate sanitation, which causes disease and illness. Meanwhile the world’s water systems are becoming stressed, because rivers and lakes are either becoming polluted or drying up due to climate change.
The situation is already bad, but is going to get worse, especially as the planet starts to feel the impact of climate change more. At the current rate, it is estimated that as early as 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages.
Now is the time to act and support those organisations dedicated to tackling this serious threat.