The Vision

DO GOOD AS YOU GO

 

As a travel journalist I have been fortunate to visit the far corners of the globe. Like most adventure writers, I often returned home proud to share in what I had done. But, had I done anything good?

I realized I was missing an opportunity to make a positive impact on the people I encountered as I traveled. Too many residents in beautiful parts of the world struggle every day just to survive. 

As travelers we have a responsibility to be good guests in the places we visit. We have the unique ability to use our trips as a vehicle to bring those less fortunate the tools and resources they need to better their lives.

CLEAN DRINK started with a simple idea to take one water purification system to a school in Kathmandu, Nepal. It quickly grew to half a dozen units, each with the potential to provide clean water to 200 people.

I was able to extend the reach of my project because it wasn't just - my project. With support from a few friends and family we changed the lives of more than 1,000 people in just 10 days of fundraising and on-the-ground travel. We proved that the few can help the many.

Now CLEAN DRINK is rolling with unexpected momentum with projects on two continents. Propelled by a collective desire to do good as we go, the Clean Drink community is growing rapidly.

There are different ways to get involved:

  • Help spread the word
  • Donate to the CLEAN DRINK Fund
  • Pack a bag and hand-deliver clean water
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Christophe Noel
                         CLEAN DRINK's first delivery boy

  Our guides on the ground are critical to our success. They personally know the people we strive to help. It is that level of community knowledge that makes our efforts so effective. But we need your support to make it all happen.

Our guides on the ground are critical to our success. They personally know the people we strive to help. It is that level of community knowledge that makes our efforts so effective. But we need your support to make it all happen.

  Do good as you go . Sounds simple enough. It is actually quite difficult but anything worth doing usually is. If you want to make a positive impact, and see first-hand how great the people of the world are, come with me. - Christophe

Do good as you go. Sounds simple enough. It is actually quite difficult but anything worth doing usually is. If you want to make a positive impact, and see first-hand how great the people of the world are, come with me. - Christophe