In 2010, Bookmark founder David Kosmayer was asked to give a donation for a charity : water campaign to build a water project and give clean water to a village in Ethiopia. A few years later during a period while developing the idea for Bookmark, Dave wanted to create a new campaign of his own that he would lead to get sponsored. Then the idea arose to connect all Bookmark memberships to donations to charity : water.
Moved by the impact that one water project has on the lives of people in need,
Dave through Bookmark now strives to create many more projects in the coming years.
With full transparency as well as GPS coordinates of the communities served all projects can be tracked on our sponsor page. $0.25 cents from every membership sale will be donated to charity : water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of the proceed given to charity : water will do water solutions.
View our current campaign at: charity : water - Bookmark sponsor page
Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.
Water scarcity, poverty and political stability influence where we work. So far, we’ve brought clean and safe drinking water to countries around the globe - in Africa, Asia, Central and South America.
Our time in the field gives us a personal view on what it's like to get clean water for the first time. The mothers, children and communities that we’ve met inspire our ideas and, often times, solutions. Every one of them has a story worth sharing.
783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water. 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In developing countries, as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
Over half of the developing world's primary schools don't have access to water and sanitation facilities. Without toilets, girls often drop out at puberty.
By investing in clean water alone, young children around the world can gain more than 413 million days of health!