Monday, 22 July 2013
The ‘GiveMeTap’ campaign sells reusable water bottles to people across the world to improve the lives of Africans in poverty. After paying £10, the owners of the special bottles get access to tap water in shops across the world.
More than 200 businesses in 22 cities are taking part in the global campaign. They simply put up a sign in their shop windows and fill up ‘GiveMeTap’ bottles with tap water for free!
The team behind the campaign reckon they’ve stopped people wasting around 400,000 plastic bottles and provided drinkable water for more than 3,000 people in poverty.
Buy a GiveMeTap metal water bottle, download the app, and a person in Africa gains access to clean drinking water. Google for Entrepreneurs has played a key role in GiveMeTap’s success from the beginning. It offered Founder Edwin Broni-Mensah a space to build a tight-knit team as well as an opportunity to be mentored by Google.
The Lovie Awards would like to honour Edwin Broni-Mensah with The Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur Award for starting the incredible social enterprise GiveMeTap right from his dorm room at university, and for using the Web to help people get access to clean water.