At Engaging Breakthroughs, we recognize our great fortune, and believe in sharing that with the world. For that reason, since January 1, 2019, Engaging Breakthroughs has donated 5% of our revenues each month to charity: water.
We believe in empowering people to bring their bigger purpose to the world through their work. Luckily, we’re based in the United States, where we have access to basic human necessities like clean water, sanitation, and access to food. These amenities support our health so we can flourish in our careers. However, not everyone in the world shares our fortune. Millions of people may never even consider the thought of achieving a deeper purpose, because they don’t have access to a basic level of health and sanitation. It’s difficult to bring the best of ourselves to the world if we’re thirsty or fighting disease.
Digging deep to find our greater purpose may seem like hard work, but it’s nothing compared to what humans are experiencing in other countries. Shockingly, in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, 1 in 10 people lack access to clean water. That’s 663 million people, or nearly twice the population of the United States.
When communities lack access to clean water, the impacts are severe:
- They die from sickness. Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
- Families suffer financially. Women spend 40 billion hours per year walking to get clean water, and this is time that could be spent growing food or generating income for their families.
- Teenage girls stay home from school each month because of the lack of toilets.
- Kids of all ages and genders miss school while helping their families to collect clean water.
Charity: water is on a mission to change the water crisis. Since 2006, they’ve funded 35,281 water projects to serve 9.5 million people around the world. These projects enable humans to lead more fulfilling lives. Where people once spent all day trekking to gather water, they can now attend school, make money for their families, or serve their communities in better ways. Clean water means better access to education, income and health.
We’re proud to support a responsible charity that empowers people to live more fulfilling lives, since that’s our mission, too! Charity: water receives high marks for transparency and accountability, and 100% of donations go toward actual water projects. Private donors cover operating costs, so public donations can go directly toward the communities that need help.
We think it’s pretty cool that our clients are helping us to make a difference in the world, and we thank you all for your support!
If you’re interested in learning more or contributing to charity: water, visit their website.
|Written by Craig Tennant
Founder, Engaging Breakthroughs
Transformation Architect and Breakthrough CoachAt Engaging Breakthroughs, Craig Tennant delivers
breakthrough success workshops and online life breakthrough
coaching for people who seek to break through to success
and discover life beyond the 9 to 5.