Currently the only charity we are partnered with is Water.org. As a part of the new year one of the goals of McCormick Growers the business is to give back. My wife and I went on a trip to Kenya June of 2018 and we saw first hand the need for safe water and sanitition. It is truly one of the things we take for granted in the western world. Something after seeing first hand we wanted to help fix.
We are very excited to start this partnership because it happens to be one of my favorite charities. Water is the key to life both plant and human. We could not think of any way better than by partnering with a charity that does the great work of helping to solve the water crisis. They are truly innovative in there approach and have a model that in my opinion makes their mission more sustainable.
As a part of our commitment to helping Water.org we will be donating 10 percent of all of our affiliate commissions. So any time you purchase one the affiliate products we market we will give some of that commission to help Water.org to help families with safe water and sanitation. You can find those products in blog posts or on our Gardening Products and Data Tools page.
844 million people — about 1 in 9 — lack access to safe water; 2.3 billion — about 1 in 3 — lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this, empowering families through access to affordable financing and expert resources to make household water and toilet solutions a reality.
Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis — breaking down barriers to give women hope, children health, and communities bright futures.
Who your Charity will help
Sabina is Bold
This is Sabina. She’s a farmer, a single mom, and the primary caregiver to her elderly mother. She approaches her days with bold wisdom, keen resourcefulness and a dedication to hard work. Days used to start early for Sabina. Without any other option, every morning required a long walk to collect water needed for breakfast, bathing, and cleaning – usually from a distant, unsafe natural source. There were only a few occasions on which Sabina purchased water from a vendor.
She valued the time saved by just purchasing water, but for her it was unwise and financially unfeasible to do this regularly. Thus, pond water was the family’s primary option. Sabina’s home and small farm are located in a rural village outside Nairobi, Kenya. Two long rainy seasons benefit Sabina’s crops; however, it wasn’t until recently that she could take advantage of the abundant precipitation.
Water.org made possible in Kenya what, to a resourceful woman like Sabina, seemed an ideal solution. With their help, Sabina financed a rain catchment system. During and after the rains, Sabina can store enough water for her home and crops. This frees her from time spent collecting water. And, her well-fed plants earn her money, some of which she used to repay her loan. Sabina approaches her days with the same boldness as before, but now she has more say over her mornings. What she does with that time is her choice, and this is why we support Water.org to empower other women like Sabina.
Story Provided by Water.org