Every day, 1 in 8 people around the world have no choice but to drink unclean and harmful water. And every 20 seconds, a child dies due to the lack of clean water…

Tired of seeing children get sick or die because of unsanitary water and being powerless to change their situation, we wanted to take it upon ourselves to prevent the same tragic stories from repeating. We decided we were going to make change happen.

That is why we contribute a personal water purification system for every purchase made. While some may consider this to be more of a short-term solution, we believe it is a big step in the right direction. A single apparel purchase providing clean water: one child at a time.

Video courtesy of LifeStraw manufacturer, Vestergaard-Frandsen.

It may be hard to believe, but more deaths are caused each year due to unclean water supply and unhygienic conditions than by any type of violence. This includes all the wars going on throughout the world. Worse yet, children are exposed to the most risk because they lack the defense systems to overcome diseases such as diarrhea and dysentery.

However, through the improvement of sanitation and by decreasing the amount of unsafe water, it is estimated that we can eliminate one out of every ten diseases. The personal water purifier we contribute removes 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses, and parasites helping to extend the lifes­pan of the children we connect with.

LCA. Live Longer.

Current Efforts

Currently, LCA’s efforts are being focused on Haiti with plans to expand its impact globally. Members of the LCA Crew, including founder Peter Cortle, traveled to Haiti this past summer to carry out distribution work and plan on another trip in the coming year. LCA will soon have its own registered NGO (wholly separate entity) to carry out all aspects of the social impact being made through each  purchase.

In addition to providing clean water for children, LCA has contributed food, clothing, shoes, and other essential supplies funded by private donations. The LCA Crew also educates and trains Haitian locals in their pursuit of establishing sustainable businesses that creates jobs for the unemployed. If you have any items you’d like to have donated during LCA’s next trip to Haiti, send us an email.