Follow the Liters

For each LifeStraw you purchase, one school child in a developing community receives safe drinking water for an entire school year.

See the field notes from our recent trip

Since launching the Follow the Liters program in western Kenya in 2014, hundreds of schools across four counties have received access to safe drinking water.

Follow the Liters on the Ground

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  • Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Launch at Ebwambwa Primary School of disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Mt Elgon region: Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Budalangi in Busia region in western Kenya: Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools including Maduwa Primary School, receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Mt Elgon region: Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Launch at Ebwambwa Primary School of disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools, including the Kakamega School for the Deaf, receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Mt Elgon region: Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools, including the Kakamega School for the Deaf, receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.
  • Mt Elgon region: Disease control textile company Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community "Follow The Liters" campaign in western Kenya where 300 schools receive Vestergaard Frandsen's Lifestraw Community water filters. The campaign will decrease the number of days children spend away from learning due to water-born diseases and increase education and child cognitive learning from better health.

Stories from the Students

Chrispus (13)

“I am happy that I am going to take and use safe water at all time even when I am at school…”

Read Chrispus's Story
Ezra (13)

“Lifestraw water will now be available at home and in school. We shall not get sick.”

Read Ezra's Story
Celphin (13)

“The LifeStraw Community really changed our lives at school. We used to carry water in bottles from home.”…

Read Celphin's Story
Patience (12)

“I am so happy to have the LifeStraw Community purifiers in my school. Before, many students had stomach aches.”…

Read Patience's Story

How the LifeStraw Follow the Liters program works:

You buy
Lifestraw products
Lifestraw delivers
safe water to schools
We track our
progress together

When you purchase any LifeStraw product, Vestergaard and its distributor partners contribute part of the funds to provide LifeStraw Community water purifiers to schools in developing countries that don't have ready access to safe drinking water. The funds also support the comprehensive health education, quarterly follow-up visits, and routine maintenance that ensure the purifiers are used properly and have a real, sustained impact on the health of school children. As one of the largest private investors in safe water for schools globally, we make sure to fulfill our responsibilities to LifeStraw customers, vulnerable communities, and global partners.

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