As the title of this blog post suggests, we’d like to wish all our friends a very happy New Year. Last year was a fantastic year for Thirsty Planet and we accomplished many of our goals with the support of our partners and most importantly, everyone who bought Thirsty Planet water. It’s so easy to take drinking clean, safe water for granted but the magnitude of the work Pump Aid are doing in Malawi is truly astonishing and we’re very proud to be contributing to their inspirational and lifesaving achievements.
Malawi Visit Recap
Through working closely with the Pump Aid team we’ve always been regularly updated with photos and videos showing the changes being made to community’s throughout Malawi. However, in 2012 we were fortunate to visit Malawi and meet up with the Pump Aid Malawi team to see their invaluable work first hand.
If you’ve been following our blog you‘ll have seen the four part series that covers the week that we were there (Malawi Blog Link), along with Thirsty Planet partners from Thomson Airlines. The wonderful memories of seeing children’s lives transformed by clean water and improved sanitation and the impact on communities who are now able to grow their own crops will certainly stay with us for a long time. It also brought home the severity of the situation and yet how quickly and simply we can make an enormous difference. Without the help of organisations such as Pump Aid and without our continued support lives remain at risk through disease and health problems caused by dirty, unsafe drinking water.
For those of you who regularly drink Thirsty Planet water and who follow us on Face Book and Twitter, you’ll have seen that we’ve recently rebranded our Thirsty planet water with a new label design – We hope you like it! You can be sure that it’s the same pure spring water inside the bottle, and most importantly a fixed, guaranteed donation is paid to Pump Aid with every purchase. We’ll also be working very hard to generate as much noise as possible this year to get more people drinking our water and raising contributions for Pump Aid, so please help us by sharing our messages either via Facebook, Twitter or of course by word of mouth.
Throughout 2013 we will be working closely with our supporters to raise awareness of Thirsty Planet and post regular updates on their success. Don’t forget that If you’re organising or taking part in an event please continue to support Thirsty Planet, either by drinking Thirsty Planet water whilst, providing our water at a local event or championing Thirsty Planet in your school or workplace. –Whatever you’re doing, please let us know, we’d love to share your pictures and news.
Until our next blog we hope your New Year’s resolutions are going well (especially if your resolution is to drink Thirsty Planet!)