Spotlight on Thirst Project

Over 700 million people on the planet do not have access to safe, clean water. Every day, 1,000 children die as a result of the world water crisis. According to NASA, the global water crisis is considered to be the environmental challenge of this century! Actors are required from multiple industries, levels, and states in order to equitably address the global water crisis. FLIT Invest is proud to join forces with thought leader Thirst Project in fighting the water crisis. This article will introduce to you our Clean Water partner NGO, the amazing work they do, and how you can double down on your impact! 

Who are Thirst Project?

Thirst Project is the world’s leading youth water activism organization. They travel across the US speaking at middle, high school, and college campuses to educate students about the global water crisis. They challenge young people to fundraise to build freshwater wells in developing nations and impoverished communities. 100% of all public donations go directly towards their well projects!

In just over 10 years, Thirst Project has: 

  • Spoken to more than 700,000 students on 1,500 campuses in the US 
  • Empowered students to help raise over $13 million
  • Provided safe, clean water to more than 500,000 people in 13 countries 

Water is a human right. Join the fight! 

What is Thirst Project's mission?

Thirst Project’s mission statement is clear. 

“Build a socially-conscious generation of young people who END the global water crisis. We do this by educating students about the water crisis and activating them to raise awareness and funds to build real water projects all over the world.” 

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How does Thirst Project make an impact?

Thirst Project believe that students are THE most powerful agents for change in the world! Their combination of education and advocacy has helped raise awareness of the water crisis across the world, and has resulted in over $11 million of clean water infrastructure. Since Thirst Project began educating students about the global water crisis in 2008, the response and initiative of students to take action on this issue has been amazing! 

To shine a spotlight on one of Thirst Project’s most incredible campaigns, in 2012 the organization committed to providing the entire kingdom of Eswatini safe, clean drinking water. The estimated cost for this project is $50 million but to provide an entire country with clean water, that is a price worth fundraising for! Thirst Project gave themselves a decade to change the face of a nation by 2022. Check out their website to see how they got on! 

Why has FLIT Invest partnered with Thirst Project?

FLIT Invest shares Thirst Project’s vision and mission. The global water crisis is an issue of paramount concern, but we can make a difference. FLIT Invest offers a Clean Water investment theme that allows users to make a measurable positive impact on the water crisis. The partnership with Thirst Project will allow FLIT Invest users to double down on their impact by making a direct donation to a charity where every cent goes towards solving the global water crisis. In terms of impact, a direct $25 donation to Thirst Project is all it takes to give one person clean water for life. Together, we will achieve meaningful change in both the for-profit and non-profit spheres, to create a world where clean water is accessible to everyone. 

You can learn more about the global water crisis and how you can make an impact through your investments in our article Invest in Clean Water. 

How can you help Thirst Project?

There are a number of ways that you can help Thirst Project achieve their mission. 

  1. Check out their social media pages @thirstproject
  2. Text THIRST to 97779 or visit their website to donate
  3. Educate yourself on the water crisis
  4. Become a student leader
  5. Start your own fundraiser 
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