Wine To Water founder Don Hendley teaches a simple but profound principle for improving the world: do what you can with what you have. Hendley’s work aims to help the 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water. Experience his journey to sub-Saharan Africa, where 42 percent of the population lives without yard taps, household connections or other improvements to sanitize water. Unclean water is the number one killer of children in the world. Water borne illnesses kill far more children than HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined. Every 15 seconds a child dies from unclean water.
Hendley was named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2009 (chosen by a panel of judges including Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and Sir Elton John). He is the author of Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World, and the founder of an International Fundraising Organization. Hendley illustrates the immense power of relationships to transcend perceived barriers, proving the power of one to transform the impossible into the inevitable.