OUR PARTNER: OBAKKI
On the continent of Africa, access to water is an everyday concern for thousands of families and villages. Communities are often forced to disband in search of safe, reliable water sources – derailing opportunities for growth. Built on the belief that water provides a chance to thrive, not just survive, The Obakki Foundation drills wells in remote areas. In three years, Obakki has provided over 400 wells and brought water to more than 500,000 people, with a simple model: drill wells, monitor their adoption, then expand development in villages that show a capacity for maximizing their new-found resource. Obakki’s wells reduce conflict over food and water. Communities are able to settle in one place and no longer need to move around in search of clean water. By working together to develop long-term solutions for growth, communities are able to build homes, engage in trade and send their children to school. Proceeds from the Obakki clothing line support logistical costs, allowing 100% of donations to The Obakki Foundation to go to the creation of new wells, and in turn new communities. Obakki has been featured on the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson, and the label has also graced the pages of international publications such as Vogue UK and Elle.