Did you know that more than half the population in third world countries has no access to clean drinking water? The majority of these communities have to deal with the disease outbreaks such as cholera that result from using water that is contaminated.
There is one businessman who understands that even though alone he cannot manage to end the problem in the third world, at least he can try and solve for the few communities that he is currently working with. According to Specialty Food, The Waiakea water is a brand of mineral water that is taken from the natural springs of Hawaii. The excess of the proceeds that come from selling this water go directly into funding these charities.
This year alone, the company has attained an exponential growth of more than 5000 percent. When they started the company, they were only giving out supplied of 2000 cases every year, however, the business has really expanded and they are currently supplying 120,000 cases.
This is the growth that has helped the company supply more than 500 million liters of water in Africa.
The brand has really expanded their market and is now selling in more than 30 states in the country. They have undertaken a project to help them increase their water production in Hawaii by building another plant. The company, which was struggling to find startup capital is now worth more than 10 million dollars and is still growing.
The stores stocking the water include WholeFoods and WaWa and the managers are in talks with other businesses to have the water there too. Ryan Emmons, the founder of the brand says that he is extremely proud of the progress that they have made with the company.
How the brand was born
Ryan was taking a stroll near Mauna Loa when he realized that he had one of nature’s most important resources at his doorstep. Crunchbase revealed to us that the Waiakea spring water is naturally filtered through by thousands of feet of volcanic rock and ends up with a very delicious alkaline taste. For each liter of the water purchased, the company pays for the provision of 650 liters of clean water in Africa.
The company has clearly made huge achievements in sustainability. In fact, they will soon be certified as carbon neutral and with the growth rate they are experiencing, things will get better for them.
Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waiakea-brings-clean-water-to-six-communities-in-rural-malawi-this-year-300311312.html