Today, nearly 1 in 10 people around the world do not have access to life's most basic necessity: clean water. That's why Kalahari Resorts & Conventions has pledged to bring clean, safe drinking water to one million people in Africa.* Join us and charity: water as we bring the health, stability, and joy of water to those who need it most through The Water Colors Life Project.
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703 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water. That's twice the population of the United States. The majority live in rural regions, where they devote hours each day to the arduous and time-consuming task of gathering water for their families. Oftentimes, the water they collect carries diseases and parasites.
If we work together, we can end the global water crisis in our lifetime.
Access to clean water not only positively affects community health, but also provides the stability needed to enhance education, nutrition, income management, and overall wellbeing.
The Nelson family, founders, owners, and operators of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, has been unwaveringly committed to enhancing the well-being of African communities through clean water initiatives for the past six years. They are dedicated to making the world a better place, and passionate about creating opportunities that improve the lives of those in need. In the hope of expanding their impact, they have made a long-term commitment of $50,000,000 to deliver clean water to one million people through The Water Colors Life Project.
This clean water initiative will be carried out in partnership with charity: water, a nonprofit organization committed to providing clean and safe water to people worldwide. Since 2006, charity: water has funded over 137,000 water projects around the world to help more than 17.4 million people gain access to clean water, hygiene, and improved sanitation.
Kalahari Resorts is just getting started on our journey to bring clean water to one million people in Africa. Here's a look at our impact so far!
The Water Colors Life Project is making a significant, life-changing difference for people in Africa — one million people to be exact. Learn more about how clean water impacts health, education, community, and art.
Access to clean water significantly reduces the risk of waterborne diseases, decreases the likelihood of malnutrition, and promotes proper hygiene within communities — all leading to better health and bigger opportunities.
Access to clean water not only gives children time to attend school, it also provides a safe learning environment. With access to latrines and education about good sanitation and hygiene practices, students have the resources they need to grow into healthy adults.
Access to clean water not only allows children to attend school, but also incentizes them to. Women and children no longer have to miss class to collect water or fear gathering in public without access to sanitation. Latrines and sanitation facilities at schools ensure children learn safe sanitation and personal hygiene practices and can grow to become healthy adults.
Women and children almost solely bear the burden of collecting water for their families and communities, walking long distances to the nearest lake, river, or pond to collect unsafe water. Providing access to a reliable clean water source allows women and children the opportunity to become active participants in their communities.
Clean water provides more time and stability. Without the daily chore of collecting water, and the worry and strain of the health concerns that come from drinking unsafe water, people have time to explore creative outlets. Kalahari dug a borehole at Chitungwiza Art Center in Zimbabwe, providing the artistic community with a reliable water source. Artists use the water to sculpt awe-inspiring pieces that provide a source of income. In fact, Kalahari Resorts display millions of dollars worth of traditional African art throughout our authentically African-themed resorts.
Clean water provides more time and stablity. Without the daily chore of gathering water, and the worry and strain of the health concerns from drinking dirty water, people have time to explore creative outlets. Kalahari dug a borehole at Chitungwiza Art Center in Zimbabwe, providing the artistic community with a safe, reliable water source. Artists use the water to sculpt awe-inspiring pieces that provide a source of income. In fact, Kalahari Resorts display millions of dollars worth of traditional African art throughout their authentically African-themed resorts.
Todd Nelson, owner and CEO of Kalahari Resorts, always says, "there is never, nor will there ever be, a more beautiful place on Earth than Africa."
Everywhere you look, there is joy and celebration. Kalahari partnered with pop stars Rae and Bongi to create a music video celebrating the beauty and vibrancy of Africa, and the joy that clean water brings. Enjoy "Water Dance"!
You can help improve education, income, dignity, and health for communities in Africa alongside Kalahari Resorts & Conventions and charity: water by giving clean water. The best part? 100% of your donation will directly fund clean water for those who need it most.
*Donations made on this page will support The Water Colors Life Project. Once we’ve reached our goal, any remaining or recurring donations will be used to fund clean water projects where needed most.
**These historical projects were done through a previous partnership and are in the process of validating the number of people served.