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  • Empowering Malawians to Build Better Lives

    Last year, we launched our Give Back Friday campaign to bring awareness to the world water crisis–we quadrupled our donations to Pump Aid, effectively giving 1 month of clean water for each liter of Waiakea purchased. Your support made a HUGE difference in impoverished communities in Malawi. Having clean water doesn't just mean having safe drinking water. It means that families have nutritious [...]
  • The Kokua Initiative: Honoring Boogie Kalama

    A crew member on the double hulled outrigger canoe, The Hokule'a, that voyaged from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1976, George "Boogie" Kalama was known as a man of the Land and Sea. He was said to be deeply spiritual and a great comfort to those around him, truly embodying the essence of "aloha." He was well known in the Big Island community as someone who cared and gave to anyone in need. Boogie Kalama [...]
  • Access To Clean Water In Malawi: Pump Aid's Impact

    There's a major threat wreaking havoc on third world countries. Water-borne diseases festering in pools of unclean water kill more people per year than violence, including war. One of these deadly diseases is diarrhea, and because most people lack the proper treatment it has become the fifth leading cause of death in Malawi. And the younger generations are at an even greater risk. About 45% of [...]

Waiakea Makes the 2017 Inc. 5000 List for Fastest Growing Companies in America

Waiakea is proud to announce its inclusion in the top 500 of Inc. 5000's list of the fastest growing companies in America! Celebrating an impressive 1,022 percent growth over the past three years, Waiakea will be among the elite companies honored at this year’s Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala on Oct. 10 in Palm Desert, California. “It is such a great honor to be included in the prestigious Inc. 5000 [...]
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The Ohia Tree: Waiakea Employees Volunteer To Protect this Sacred Species of Hawaii

The Hawaiian people began their unique and deeply interconnected relationship with nature back in ancient times. It was then that Mother Earth was an integral player in their survival and even became a major player in their culture and day to day beliefs, especially trees.     The Story of The Ohia Lehua Tree Since ancient times, the Ohia Lehua tree has been a much loved member of native forests [...]
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World Water day

Taking place on March 22nd of every year, World Water Day is an opportunity to appreciate a most precious resource we undoubtedly take for granted. More importantly, it serves as a call for us all to become champions for progress by providing solutions to the pressing global water crisis. World Water Day, founded by the United Nations some 20 years ago, draws attention to more than just [...]
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BUY A TEE, PLANT 5 TREES

We are thrilled to introduce Waiakea's sustainable and ethical apparel line! Aside from being extra soft and comfy, these tees embody Waiakea’s mission to Live Sustainably. With each apparel item purchased, Waiakea will plant five trees to aid in the restoration of healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia and Nepal. By partnering with Eden Projects, Waiakea aims to have a global positive [...]
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Hawa Ali: The Story of a Future

  Hawa Ali is a 50 year old woman from Mwalabu village. She represents a growing global network of people currently benefitting from the Pump Aid initiatives that are in conjunction with Waiakea. The work that Pump Aid does is critical during this global water crisis. Although access to clean water is a fundamental right, for many, it is a life or death daily struggle. But you can help change [...]
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Why Clean drinking water is a global crisis

650 million people across the world live without access to clean water. That equates to 1 in every 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. But obtaining this basic life necessity can be backbreaking, all consuming work that sustains gender inequality. Women and young girls devote their days to lugging 40 pounds of [...]
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