1 in 10 people lack access to safe water
1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet
Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water
Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease
Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return

Teaming up to make a difference

Today, nearly a billion people still lack access to safe water while 2.5 billion don't have a toilet. Shockingly, four million people die each year from preventable waterborne disease.

This is why the Levi’s® brand and Water.org have teamed up for the second consecutive year to help raise awareness about vital water issues and bring clean drinking water to people around the world. March 22 – World Water Day – will launch a new interactive challenge called “Go Water<Less™”. The challenge encourages people to “Go Water<Less™” by taking water saving steps to experience what life is like for the one billion people worldwide without clean drinking water. Check it out at www.levi.com/waterless and help provide water to those without.


The Levi’s® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since their invention by Levi Strauss in 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become the most recognizable and imitated clothing in the world – capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry. Our range of leading jeanswear and accessories are available in more than 110 countries, allowing individuals around the world to express their personal style. For more information about the Levi’s® brand, its products and stores, please visit www.levi.com.


Water.org is a non-profit organization whose founders, for more than 20 years, have transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Pioneered by Water.org in 2003, WaterCredit allows individuals to access loans for water connections or toilets reaching five to ten times as many people as a traditional grant over a ten-year period. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector. Learn more and make a difference at www.water.org.