Michelle, a sales rep at Kohler, took a two-week Safari to Africa. Michelle was visiting a reserve and met someone from Pride n Purpose, who told her about the need for water filtration in the community. Michelle began telling her about the benefits of the Kohler Clarity water filter, a filter that she said would definitely help greatly in the schools.

Michelle then decided when she returned home that she wanted to do something about this conversation she had. Michelle had sent out a few emails and then Kohler put her in contact with our global distribution director Darin. Business Connect already had a relationship with a distributor that could help make Michelle’s drive to make a difference a reality.

Once the details of what Michelle wanted to do were figured out, a Championed Project was set up that allowed for donations to go directly to her project. The donations that Michelle’s Championed Project garnered were enough to provide each classroom in the school she visited a Kohler Clarity filter provide students at school access to clean water. The impact that Michelle’s project had on the lives of the school kids innumerable.

The government news organization even wrote up a small article talking about the tremendous impact Michelle’s project had on the local school. According to the article, the filters installed helped 192 students get access to clean water directly from their classroom. Community members stressed how important these filters are in helping to stop the spread of waterborne diseases in their community.

Before the filters were implemented, students were simply drinking from an open bucket when they needed water. The filters have made the drinking water safe, the benefits to students’ learning will be reflected in better performance through their education.

Michelle’s Championed Project helped to bring water filters to classrooms. These filters and their placement in the classroom helps to develop a child’s learning potential because they aren’t exposed to water borne diseases or concerning themselves with whether or not they are going to have clean water in a given day. They can primarily focus on their education, which leads to developing potential locally, spurring business development, and supporting one another as a community.

Clean and safe water is such an important building block in enabling human growth and success, and the presence of Kohler Clarity filters has helped to directly impact the lives of kids in schools working to get an education and give back to their community. All this spurred by one woman with a passion for making a change in people’s lives.

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