MAHI Leather takes its name from the Mahi River. The coordinates, posted on our badge, 22° N, 72° E, represent the mouth of the river, where it joins the Arabian Sea in Gujarat, India.
For many this is a sacred river and in a country where 103 million people lack safe water its significance is more than symbolic; that’s why MAHI Leather donates $1.50 from the sale of each bag to FRANK Water Projects (Registered Charity No. 1121273), a UK based charity which has helped over 300,000 people gain access to clean water since 2005.
Total donation amount: $17,173*
This is enough to provide 2.84 million people with the necessary materials to test their water quality, hugely reducing their risk of contracting water related diseases.
* Total donated up to July 2018.
How does your donation from Mahi Leather help?
75.8 million Indians do not have access to safe drinking water
21% of all communicable diseases in India are linked to unsafe water and the lack of hygiene practices
In India, 140,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation
Just $1.50 provides the necessary materials to test the water for a community of 250 people
$15 Provides access to clean, safe water and improved sanitation to one person
$100 provides water testing for two communities, reaching 5000 people
$100 allows FRANK Water to support 158 individuals to claim access to land rights and improved sanitation through the Clean India Campaign