Paige Dellerman, a student at the University of Rhode Island, designed a bracelets whose sales are helping to bring clean water to poor communities around the world.
Dellerman worked with Alex and Ani, a Rhode Island-based jewelry maker, to develop the bracelets. The bracelet forms part of the jewelry company's 'Charity by Design' collection.
20% of proceeds from sales of the bracelets are being directed to Living Water International, a Texas-based NGO that helps bring clean drinking water to impoverished communities in developing countries.
Each bangle is bears a single robin's egg blue teardrop, symbolizing a glass of water, and comes with a 'meaning card' that reminds wearers of the fundamental importance of water to life.
This project is a great example of how a simple idea can, if acted on, actually help improve people's lives.