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Elevate Christian Network :: Global Humanitarians

Elevate Christian Network :: Global Humanitarians

  • Founder Peter Thum shares why he started Ethos Water. It was created to help raise awareness about this terrible crisis and provide children with access to clean water.

About Ethos Water

He came up with the idea for Ethos Water in 2001 while working on a business project in South Africa.  As a business executive, social entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Thum turned his idea of getting clean water to children in the developing world into a successful social venture.

Over the course of six years, he led Ethos to become a national brand in the US and to raise more than $6 million in humanitarian water grants and help over 420,000 people worldwide. Ethos was acquired by Starbucks in 2005 and Thum stayed on through to 2008, managing Ethos and guiding its philanthropy as a Director of the Starbucks Foundation.

According to Starbucks, they donate US$0.05 per bottle sold to the Ethos Water mission to support humanitarian programs in coffee-growing communities, and providing clean, safe water to those in need.


Starbucks - Ethos Water Fund - Clean Water Project

Ethos Water Fund: Peter Thum began selling bottled water as a means to fund clean-water projects in developing nations around the world. | Image courtesy: starbucks.com

To learn more about how the Starbucks Foundation and Ethos Water is helping raise awareness about the lack of clean drinking water for more than 1 billion people worldwide, visit them online at:  http://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/community/ethos-water-fund



Humanitarian Aid — Clean Drinking Water Projects Channel

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