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Fashion with Heart: Vancouver’s Obakki Foundation Brings Water to South Sudan

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Image: Courtesy of the Obakki Foundation

What if you could actually help someone by shopping? Vancouver’s Obakki Foundation has started its Scarves For Water program, launching a new limited-edition ORCHID scarf ($29). Proceeds from the sale of each scarf will go toward building a water well in Ronga, a remote village in South Sudan.

Obakki Foundation founder Treana Peake visited Ronga recently and was inspired to do something to help once she learned that the people in this village have little to no access to clean, running water and have to get it across the border in another county: A conflict zone where retaliation killings and sexual assaults are all too common.

With every 500 scarves sold, a well is built in an identified village in South Sudan. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of each scarf goes toward building a well in its identified community and the Obakki Foundation gives 100 percent of all public donations directly to its projects. Now that’s the kind of fashion company we can get behind.

Scarves Sold By The Obakki Foundation Bring Water To Villages In Sudan

Image: Courtesy of the Obakki Foundation

To date, the Obakki Foundation has provided medical, educational and nutritional support to thousands of children living around the world. More than 703 water wells in South Sudan have been drilled or rehabilitated to help reach the charity’s goal: one million people with access to clean water.

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