Tag Archives: Water For People

Sustainable sanitation initiatives in Guatemala

In Guatemala, recent reports share that 94% of Guatemalans have access to clean water sources and 80% have access to sanitation facilities. While these statistics might seem impressive at first glance, the reality is that many of these water systems have partially or completely failed. TOMS Giving Partner Water For People and TOMS Roasting Co. purchases are helping to change this. In Guatemala, TOMS works with Water For People to support projects that improve sanitation facilities and hygiene practices. Recently, in a school district in the department of El Quiche, Yohana García Urizar, president of the School Parent Teacher Committee…

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Safe Water in Malawi

The natural dissipation of continuous, pure water disrupts more than just an everyday routine. In Malawi, when one village’s main river began to dry up, mothers and children were forced to spend hours every day searching for water and the entire community experienced a decline in safety, good hygiene and well-being. TOMS Roasting Co. partners with Water For People to provide sanitary water and education in the countries from where we source our beans. After working with Water For People, several villages in Malawi have the support they need for sustained access to safe water, and the tools and knowledge…

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The Pledge for Safe Water in Peru

The pledge to provide safe water worldwide happens in a variety of ways. In Cascas, Peru, a local school participated in a program about the importance of sanitation. Led by TOMS Giving Partner Water For People, local community members were educated about sanitation and proper hygiene – critical aspects on investing in safe water infrastructures. Upon completion of the training, the school was certified as a “healthy school,” and the community empowered for generations to come. TOMS Roasting Co. partners with Water For People to provide sanitary water and education in the countries from which we source our beans. While access…

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Eight Ways We Give

We’re celebrating our 8th Birthday! This week we’ll be celebrating all things eight with a special look at the things that make TOMS unique. First up to honor in our celebration, eight years of Giving.  What began as a simple idea has evolved into a powerful business model helping address need, and also advance health, education and economic opportunity for children and their communities around the world. As we look back on these eight years, we would like to highlight eight countries that have had a hand in shaping our Giving story. Argentina This is where it all started. In 2006,…

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Giving Partner Spotlight: Water For People

TOMS partners with Water For People, an innovative water organization, to provide one week of water with every bag of TOMS Coffee purchased. Water For People works with the local government, businesses and community to understand the need for water in a given area. Together they design and build, or repair, the needed water system so that every person in the community can access water for generations. With every bag of TRC Coffee purchased, TOMS invests funds with Water For People to help build or repair sustainable water systems and provide one week of safe water.

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Expanding One for One® to Coffee

We couldn’t be more excited to launch our newest One for One® product – TOMS Roasting Co. Below is a piece written by Blake Mycoskie, TOMS Founder & Chief Shoe Giver, sharing his thoughts on entering the coffee business. Many of you know TOMS as a global Giving company, famous for the One for One® model. We started with shoes and then, five years later moved into to eyewear. But for a long time I’ve wondered, could we become a global Giving company in something other than the fashion and lifestyle business? Now, I can give you a definitive answer:…

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