A $40,000 donation from the Simply Organic 1% Fund — made through Frontier Co-op’s Well Earth sustainable sourcing program — is making a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of villagers in Madagascar.
The donation funded the digging 49 wells in 38 vanilla-farming communities. Before the wells were installed, women and children fetched water from a stream, sometimes walking as much as several hours a day to do so. With the new wells, fresh water is conveniently available to thousands of village families. These wells also provide vanilla farmers with clean water for processing the premium-quality vanilla beans we source from them.
By setting aside 1% of the purchases of our customers, we were able to bring clean water to nearly 25,000 people — and make positive changes in the lives of many other organic farming communities around the world.
Here's a short video on digging the wells in Madagascar: