One in 10 people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water. One Step Water purchases help finance our goal of building 10 wells every year in water-stressed areas.
Hy-Vee One Step Water, sold in individual one liter bottles and multipacks, helps finance the construction of wells that serve whole communities with clean, safe drinking water. The lack of a reliable source of fresh water is a global crisis. It is estimated that, worldwide, one in six people lack access to safe drinking water and two in six lack adequate sanitation. Hy-Vee partners on well projects with organizations that are already deeply committed to helping educate local residents about nutrition, hygiene and sustainable agriculture. With the sales of all Hy-Vee water products helping to benefit the One Step program, we've set a goal of building 10 new community wells in water-stressed areas around the world each year.
Since 2011, One Step Water purchases have helped construct nearly 40 wells in 11 nations around the world that provide safe, clean water for thousands of people every day. Countries with One Step wells are Chad; Nigeria; Lebanon; South Sudan; Tanzania; Haiti; South Africa; Kenya; Uganda; Ghana; and Nepal.
Community well in Caimen
Well with Robin Song in Bengamia,Chad
Fresh water and irrigation in LaColline, Haiti
One well is for a women's center housing about 25 women, but it will also serve approximately 3,000 residents in Asikuma, and the other well is for a Christian school of 315 students. These are part of a four well, $35,000 donation to Acts2Collective.
Accounts for nearly 20% of deaths in children younger than age five.
The purchase of Hy-Vee One Step Water helps fund critical clean water projects around the globe.