AVEDA EARTH MONTH MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN MADAGASCAR AND AROUND THE WORLD
Since 1999, Aveda has set aside an entire month to love, celebrate and raise funds to protect the Earth and its peoples. We've raised over $26 million since 1999, more than $20 million for clean water projects over the last 6 years. Thank you! You're a big part of that success and have helped us touch the lives of tens of thousands of families worldwide. Link here to see a map of projects supported by local partners.
The beautiful Earth Month 2013 campaign artwork tells the story of just one village, the village of Ampasimanjeva (Ahm-pahs-ih-mahn-jay-vah), Madagascar and what clean water means to them. The illustrations were drawn by children of the village showing the happiness clean water projects have brought to their lives. We think it's beautiful and hope you do, too.
AVEDA'S IMPACT IN MADAGASCAR
Three grants from 2008-2012 totaling $96,500
In 2009 Aveda Earth Month funded a project that brought safe drinking water to over 2,500 people in the village of Ampasimanjeva, Madagascar. It was a big accomplishment, but there was clearly a need to expand the project and also help bring clean water to neighboring villages. In 2010 and 2012 Global Greengrants Fund and Aveda provided additional grants to expand the initial project and construct additional water systems in two neighboring villages.
To date, Aveda's grants to the Association School have helped to drill three wells that use solar-powered pumps to bring water to storage tanks and ultimately to seven different stand posts in the communities. The School has also helped organize Drinking Water Committees so that community members have the skills and responsibility to maintain the water systems. Now more than 4,000 people have access to clean water. The most recent project is underway with plans to improve access to drinking water for an additional 8,000 people.
For more details, please see the attached Madagascar Water Projects Overview.
MADAGASCAR WATER PROJECTS OVERVIEW