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people provided with clean drinking water for one year

people provided with clean drinking water for one year

Social Impact




At SixHats we feel very fortunate to be partnered with the amazing people over at 
Thirst Project. Together we have helped over 70 000 people with Clean Drinking Water For an Entire Year! We have now funded two wells with the donations made from our hats. So incredible!

The Water Crises

663 million people on our planet do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. That's crazy!

Every 21 seconds a child dies of water-related disease

When you fill a 5-gallon jerrycan with water, it weighs 44 pounds.
The task of collecting water tends to fall on women and children between the ages of eight and 13. As a result, women are often unable to get jobs or contribute financially to their households. Children are often unable to go to school or get an education due to the thousands of hours they have to spend annually just hauling water.

The average distance that someone in a developing community walks to fetch water is 3.75 miles.


The Solution

Our preferred method of implementing in the field is to build hand pump freshwater wells. We don't sell grand solutions or the latest and greatest million dollar schemes, but instead, simple things that work.

There are lots of different methods and technologies that exist to provide solutions to the water crisis, but this tried and true method is without question the most sustainable. Hand pump borehole wells don’t rely on any external source of power. These projects are not dependent on communities’ ability to pay for ongoing fuel costs to run a generator and aren’t dependent on unreliable solar panels, which often break and cannot easily be repaired or replaced by community members (and are a high-risk for theft). Unlike so many so-called “latest and greatest” technologies, which often rely on parts that cannot be locally-sourced & technologies that require unavailable specialists in the rural areas we work in, community members can be trained to maintain and repair these projects themselves for decades to come. Obviously we only have ten years of data to draw from so far, but, if properly maintained, our wells should last 40+ years.

How it Works

Each Hat Sold Provides 6 People With Clean Drinking Water For An Entire Year. Here's how: 

01.
Choose your SixHat
Find the perfect hat that suits your style or the loved one you're buying for.


02.

We provide a donation to Thirst Project on your behalf
Once your order is processed we automatically make a donation to Thirst Project. Each hat purchased will provide 6 people with clean drinking water for an entire year.

03.
Drill a well
As soon as the SixHats Movement has funded a well, Thirst Project then allocates the funds towards the specific project. Thirst project has feet on the ground to manage quality and educate the community on proper well maintenance. This helps guarantee the success rate of the well.


04.
Wear your new hat with pride.

All thats left to do now is wear your new hat and spread the SixHats Movement to your friends and family. Together we can help make a difference to the people who need it most.

 Are you ready to make a impact? 

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