Water is a scarce resource for many around the world. In fact, 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water. In our effort to help, EarthView launched a private label water bottle sold at our hotels, which is made from 100% recycled plastic that is itself 100% recyclable. For each bottle purchased by a guest, we donate $1 to help bring water to those in need through a program called WaterCredit by Water.org. One of the largest barriers to safe water and sanitation is affordable financing. WaterCredit provides small, affordable, easily repayable loans to those who need access to affordable financing and expert resources to make household water and sanitation solutions a reality. In 2017, our donation from the sale of our bottles will provide clean water to over 1,700 people for 21 years. Since the end of 2014 when we started the program, we’ve been able to provide clean water to over 3,600 people for 21 years. By helping people obtain access to financing, we can support more people in ways that have a lasting and meaningful impact.