Earth911 Podcast: Supermodel Georgie Badiel Brings Clean Water to Burkina Faso

Earth911 Podcast: Supermodel Georgie Badiel Brings Clean Water to Burkina Faso

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Supermodel Georgie Badiel Liberty, who has graced the covers of magazines and appeared in promoting worldwide, turned her celeb to fixing water scarcity challenges in her native nation, Burkina Faso. In 2015, she launched the Georgie Badiel Foundation to convey wells, sanitation, solar-generated electrical energy, and community gardens to 10 million Burkinabé who lack entry to scrub water. The wells are built and managed by women within the villages the place they’re intalled. As a baby, Georgie carried water three hours a day, working alongside her grandmother and cousins to switch water to her village for the household’s use — she was the inspiration for the illustrated kids’s e book The Water Princess. Georgie’s story exhibits that optimistic modifications are doable in dire circumstances.

Model, writer, and activist Georgie Badiel is our visitor on Sustainability In Your Ear.

Our frequent visitor, Newday Impact Investing CEO Doug Heske, additionally joins us. Georgie and Doug will host the 2023 Water Gala on Sept 29 at Second, an occasion venue on sixth Avenue in New York City. Building a brand new solar-powered nicely, which offers water, bathrooms, and group providers akin to a examine heart, prices $20,000 whereas repairing a nicely runs as little as $1,000. More than 341,000 individuals in Burkina Faso now have entry to water due to Georgie’s basis. Just $10 million in funding may rework the nation’s water provide,

The Georgie Badiel Foundation additionally gives sources to assist colleges throughout the United States do fundraising and supply consciousness packages about water shortage, sustainability, and girls’s empowerment. You can study extra about Georgie and her basis at

Discover Newday Impact’s exchange-traded ocean well being fund and its different affect investing packages at