Making a Move for Water, in Water – Participant Highlight

By |2022-06-16T18:44:39+00:00March 17th, 2022|Stories, Worldwide Walk for Water|

CLEAN International is celebrating our Worldwide Walk for Water this March and thousands have joined us. This year, we invited our participants to “Make a Move for Water”, letting them decide on their activity (activities) to gain miles throughout the month. One participant took this to a whole new level and created his very own swim-a-thon.  Douglas Holmes, an 85 year old swim master used his passion for swimming to make a global difference this year. Doug has trained and swam competitively in Masters, YMCA, and Senior Olympics for over 60 years. During his swimming career, he has broken many records and continues to exceed expectations. Doug continues to race and participate in other events. He kicked off the year [...]

Intel Lake Restorations Make a Lasting Difference

By |2022-06-16T18:45:49+00:00February 4th, 2022|Intel, Stories|

Located in Bengaluru, India, Lake Nanjapura and Lake Dyavasandra received much needed help in 2020 and 2021 as the lakes were full of silt and unable to collect regional rainwaters. Enter Intel. With a global goal to restore 100% of global water use back to the Earth, Intel partnered with CLEAN International and SayTrees to completely rejuvenate both lakes.  The work started in 2020 with Lake Nanjapura, a 16 acre lake, able to restore 50 million gallons of water and continued into 2021 with the rejuvenation of nearby Lake Dyavasandra, a 30 acre lake, now able to restore 77 million gallons of water.  Today the lakes are not only helping to recharge groundwater but are serving as a lifeline for [...]

Team Szakos is Changing Lives Community By Community

By |2021-10-14T02:47:09+00:00October 4th, 2021|Stories|   Did you ever wonder what real estate has to do with access to clean water?  Enter Team Szakos---a real estate team based in California and Tennessee that is going community by community to change people's lives. Each month, Team Szakos is sponsoring families and communities in need around the world--often equipping communities with their first access to clean running water and toilets at home and in schools. Recently, Team Szakos shared the following: "Did you know that 2,000 people die every day due to waterborne illnesses? Hearing these statistics is both astounding and heartbreaking. We are COMMITTED to doing our part in eradicating waterborne illnesses around the world. For every referral we get, we donate $200 to Clean [...]

Team Szakos and Vega Grande Team Up for Clean Water

By |2020-03-20T04:27:10+00:00October 17th, 2019|Stories|

What do you get when you put a community in need with a corporation that is committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of others? A new gravity-fed water system! Team Szakos, a Ventura-based real estate firm and Vega Grande, a small village in Honduras has teamed up with local engineering firm Agua Para el Pueblo and CLEAN International to construct a gravity-fed water system that will bring clean water straight to the homes of all families.  Currently, residents need to bucket water for household and agricultural use. Along with clean water, new latrines, handwashing stations and WASH education will all be implemented. A new water system for Vega Grande means an end to the daily walks for [...]

Ishimwe Yusto Balenga – Tanzania (Nguruka)

By |2019-06-12T17:32:41+00:00June 12th, 2019|Stories|

Meet Ishimwe Yusto Balenga, an 11 year old boy from Nguruka ward, Kigoma, Tanzania. Ishimwe’s hometown has a population of about 56,000 people. Most of the residents of Nguruka are peasants and small entrepreneurs who sell local fish. There is no piped drinking water to Nguruka, forcing the residents to consume dirty water and walk for their water. Ishimwe is a third grade student at the Nyangabo Primary Public School. To fetch water for his family, Ishimwe walks 2 km every day. After filling up a 5 gallon bucket and 1 gallon jug of water from the well, he pushes the water back home using a homemade wooden bicycle. As a member of CLEAN’s Ripple Effect Team, you can [...]

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