Our vision is to positively impact the lives of women & children. According to the UN Water Gender, Water and Sanitation report, women have the primary responsibility for the management of household water supply, sanitation and health. In many villages in India, women and children walk two kilometers or more a day to obtain water. This distance is amplified in the state of Gujarat, India, where women and children have to walk up to three to four hours a day, to obtain water. Moreover, they walk back with a full container of water on their heads that weighs as much as seventy-five pounds. Each year, more than 2.2 million people in developing countries die from preventable diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. Zero to Hero Foundation wants to help put an end to this.
WHAT WE DO
The raw materials in fashion are an incredibly valuable world commodity. These products are used in many fabrics and materials creating consumable goods, from couches to clothing. The impacts of raw materials on both the environment and humanity have become a much more focused discussion globally.
Through working with local regional partners, we’re pressing forward on implementing key initiatives to improve social, economical and environmental conditions of these areas.
Zero to Hero’s pilot project will focus on working with four communities in the Raigadh Village of the Tapi district in Gujarat, India. Zero to Hero’s local partners includes the Raigadh Village Committee and Learning Groups, Better Cotton Initiative, and Arvind Limited.
Zero to Hero was formed to support growth in the fabric industry by promoting sustainable production of raw materials, while supporting the women and children of its communities. Raw materials are often grown in areas around the world where both land and labor are inexpensive and poorly governed, contributing to stagnation of social development. Zero to Hero aims to work with these communities to protect and improve the livelihood of its residents.