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Why And How Radiant Supports charity: Water

According to a World Health Organization report, around 785 million people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water — that’s nearly 10% of the world’s population and more than twice the population of the United States of America. This stunning statistic touched the Radiant team deeply. So when we were approached by charity: water, we could not wait to get involved. charity: water is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide clean drinking water to underserved communities in developing countries. Their relentless pursuit to address the global water crisis is as inspiring as it is galvanizing. As of 2021, they’ve funded 59,608 water projects and served 11,664,962 individuals in 29 countries around the globe.

In collaboration with charity: water, we’ve developed a mutually-beneficial fundraising strategy that allows us to contribute to various water projects on an ongoing basis. Here’s how it works: as Radiant reaches revenue benchmarks, a percentage of our earnings is allocated for the funding of a particular project. A wide range of solutions are available to address each community’s specific needs, here are a few examples:

Well With A Hand Pump

Communities with sufficient groundwater can take full advantage of a well. The groundwater is accessed through a borehole which is reinforced to ensure it doesn’t collapse. The borehole’s ability to retrieve uncontaminated water is then tested and it is disinfected if needed. Lastly a pump is attached to allow the community to access clean water via their new well. 

BioSand Filters

A BSF is a sophisticated water treatment filtration system which removes harmful pathogens, heavy metals and turbidity to produce clean drinking water. The BSF is fitted with a spout at the bottom to allow for easy access.

Water Point & Sanitation Facility

This solution focuses specifically on children and aims to provide a safe and healthy school environment. Handwashing facilities with soap are installed as well as latrines which safely contain waste.

In 2021, we will fund projects in Niger, Malawi, Uganda, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. By clicking the links above, you’ll be able to read about each region’s specific needs, local implementing partners, and the plan of action.

girl holding cup of water

Radiant’s exponential growth over the last few years has empowered us to give back in ways we never thought possible. We are eternally grateful for the opportunity given to us by charity: water to make a lasting impact on the world. And then, of course, there is you. The loyal people of Austin who have supported Radiant for more than two decades. Without your service requests coming through our inbox every day, we would never be able to participate in such an awesome initiative. So, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we hope that the knowledge of your indirect contribution to this noble cause brings warmth to yours.

Charity: water offers many ways in which individuals and businesses can get involved. Visit their website for more information and consider making a donation. As of 2019, they have raised over $370 million dollars, and that amount is growing daily because of the selfless generosity of thousands of contributors.