We’re in business to help improve lives.

With every monthly membership you purchase, BOOKMARK will contribute a portion of your sale to charity : water.

Why charity : water ?

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


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Why Water?

We believe that clean water changes absolutely everything


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.

Clean water means health, income and education - especially for women and kids

Learn how in three minutes. Watch the video.




Where We Work

charity : water works in these parts of the world


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.


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Stories From The Field

charity : water helping people


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.

Facts

Statistics about the Water Crisis in the world


783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water. 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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1 in 9 people world wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water.

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Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.

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In developing countries, as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.

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Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from a water-related disease.

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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.

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443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases.

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By investing in clean water alone, young children around the world can gain more than 413 million days of health!

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According to the World Health Organization, for every $1 invested in water and sanitation, there is an economic return of between $3 and $34!

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