Monday, 8 April 2013

Give Me Tap: Water for You. Water for Everyone.

Give Me Tap’s slogan is ‘Water for you. Water for Everyone.’ because every bottle you purchase helps give water to a person in Africa.

Their mission is to make clean drinking water available to every human in the world. It is clearly a huge challenge, but together we can change the lives of millions.

Arguably the UK has the world’s highest quality drinking water available to hand. However, social barriers still exist to access and consume water ‘on the go’ such as the mild stigma attached to asking for tap water in commercial environments. Outside the UK, close to 800 million people globally still do not have access to clean drinking water. Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war (source). Being from Ghanaian parents, and observing first-hand the impacts that the lack of water had on people, Edwin Broni-Mensah wanted to help. To do this, he created GiveMeTap in 2010 during the final year of his PhD in Mathematics.

Give Me Tap created a reusable bottle that can change the world. The GiveMeTap bottle enables you to get free water from a network of cafes and restaurants and helps another person in Africa get access to water. Every GiveMeTap bottle you purchase contributes to the development of water boreholes/wells. With every two GiveMeTap bottles you purchase, you can give a person access to water for life! Plus you can give one of the bottles to your best friend.

Watch this video to see Give Me Tap bottles in action! You can find ‘free taps’ for refills online, or using the free iPhone app.


Ronell x

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