Facts & Figures
In 2008, Grundfos employee Mikael Lundgren suggested that as Grundfos is producing pump systems designed for developing countries, why don’t we as employees collect funds to give fellow human beings living in some of the poorest areas of the world access to clean water? This lead to the creation of our employee programme: WATER2LIFE
From 2010 to 2013 Water2Life donated water systems to villages in Kenya – more precisely in Isiolo district. More than €280,000 was donated by Grundfos employees, which resulted in clean drinking water for more than 16,000 people at the time. Today many more people have joined the communites and the donations are benefiting more and more people.
In 2013, Water2Life started its second project. This time in Asia in Vietnam where water is everywhere, but not a drop to drink. This means that the population in the poorest areas drink and use water that is highly polluted by chemicals, heavy metals and bacteria. Water2Life, together with the NGO Thrive Networks, located 9 communities in the Mekong Delta where new water systems could dramatically improve the quality of life, and so, during the next 4 years, 9 water systems were installed, more than 27,000 people benefited from the clean water, and more than 3,500 school children were taught water and hygiene standards.