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June 28, 2018


Can SUP Paddling Help Children Get Safe Drinking Water in India?

 

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This year we’ve joined hands with Global Water Consortium to make sure families and children in India no longer have to drink polluted water and instead can have access to safe drinking water that we are used to.

 

India’s Massive Water Crisis

 

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India is one of those countries with the worst water crisis. It comes as a shock to a country that was once meandered by lush rivers. Due to unplanned waste disposal, the same rivers have turned into giant sewages and waters have been contaminated with bio and chemical pollutants.

 

 

Today, 21% of India’s diseases are water-related and as estimated 500 kids under the age of 5 die each day due to the lack of clean drinking water.

Two-third of the country does not have traditional sanitation and according to Water Aid, an estimated 76 million people are without clean drinking water.

 

Paddling with Hamboards for Water #SUP4WATER

This April, we partnered up with Global Water Consortium (GWC) to help them raise $126,540 USD for their fundraising event SUP4WATER.

This will honor those 126,540 children who will die in India and Kenya during the team’s 30-day (444-mile) paddle down the Susquehanna River.

 

To get ready for the rough waters in July, the team members have been using Hamboards and SUP Skate Paddles provided by Hamboards.

 

Watch the video below as the team prepares with their Hamboards and SUPSkate Paddles.

 

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During this paddle, the GWC team will carry the same water equipment that will be used on projects overseas on SUP’s.

With the funds raised, together we can impact up to 265,559 lives with projects in India and Kenya! 

India’s water crisis is a global issue and needs to be addressed quickly. Many organizations like Water Aid and Global Water Consortium have stepped up to provide solutions to this problem. But they need our help.

 

We’re Green and We Care

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It’s not the first time, the community of surfers here at Hamboards have actively taken part in cleaning up our earth and lending a helping hand to those who need it most.

In 2017, we took part in helping endangered marine animals and received huge support from our members.

This year, we want to help reach out a glass of safe drinking water to the future of this world. Just like our own children, health and happiness are their birthrights too. And we’ll do our bit to make sure, we are there to help them get just that.

 

We need your help.

Let us make the world a better place for all.

 

 For more information about the project visit: This link

 

 

 

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