Access to clean and safe drinking water for everyone, everywhere.
"Access to clean and safe drinking water for everyone, everywhere."
The total contribution of all sold water and care products is calculated every month. This amount is then directly transferred to the the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation. It's the Foundation's mission to increase access to clean drinking water worldwide. The Foundation realizes this through financially supporting projects focussed on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
The Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation has been able to support 9 projects, providing 18.000 people with access to clean drinking water.
Madarbunia, Bangladesh 2014 © Ernst Coppejans
James, 16 years, Uganda 2014 © Linelle Deunk
Water Projects X Art Photography
In 2014 we started collaborating with GUP Magazine, an active player in the eld of international (art-) photography, spreading its passion and inspiration for photography. We join forces with art photographers from GUP's network and facilitate them to shoot documentary and autonomous work, whilst visiting one of the clean drinking water projects supported by the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation.
We aim to raise awareness for the water projects by encouraging the artists to share their personal (visual) story and experiences. Last year in 2015 photographer Robin de Puy travelled to Bilibiza, Mozambique. In 2014 Linelle Deunk visited Uganda, and Ernst Coppejans went to a clean drinking water project in Bangladesh.
Linelle's series was shown in the Kahmann Gallery, and Ernst Coppejans' work was shown in The Ravestijn Gallery. Moreover the images are for sale and part of the proceeds flow back into our Foundation to be able to support more projects in the future.
For more information please visit the foundation website: www.marie-stella-maris-foundation.org
Photo L: Bilibiza, Mozambique © Robin de Puy