Kōkua Our Story
Salt Lake City, UT is the place that we call home, just next door to the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Utah is world-renowned for the outdoor recreation and diverse geography that it offers. For this reason, locals take a special interest in staying hydrated and using a water bottle that can keep up with active lifestyles. This prompted the beginning of Kōkua’s concept. Not only are our stainless steel bottles extremely durable, they keep your liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.
Did you know that 1.8 billion people around the world lack access to safe water and that a child dies from a water related disease every 60 seconds? Founder and CEO, Tawni Schall stumbled across these startling statistics regarding the global water crisis and wanted to make a change. As an individual that loves to help others, she knew immediately that she needed to get involved. Tawni launched Kōkua and has partnered with Lifewater International to give back and make that change. Through the sale of each Kōkua bottle, money is used to fund global water projects. Not only does this include the construction of water wells within a community but includes safety and sanitation training in addition to many other aspects of water programs within the community. Kōkua is a brand focused on love, integrity and doing good.
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We are kōkua.
Why we HYDRATE WITH PURPOSE™
The premise of kōkua is to offer an incredible product while literally changing and saving lives. Kōkua has partnered with Lifewater® to work together to alleviate the global water crisis. Kōkua donates 10% of net revenue to Lifewater® from the sale of each bottle.
Every 60 seconds a child dies from preventable water-borne diseases. Many of our unsafe water sources are in the remote and rural corners of our world. All family members are affected by this crisis – moms, dads, sons, and daughters. Lack of safe water impacts all areas of life.
“Every time you drink from your Kōkua bottle, you can have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve changed someone’s life forever. From the purchase of your bottle alone, you have provided someone in the world with accessible water-that is clean and safe-for years to come.” – Founder and CEO, Tawni Schall
Helping with theGLOBAL WATER CRISIS
Women and children journey for miles and hours to collect water for their families. Most of the burden of fetching water falls on women and children. They spend hours each day and travel long distances carrying very heavy loads. A jerry can containing enough water for one person/day weighs 40 lbs. The nearest water source is not safe to drink and can cause ILLNESS and even death. Water collected from unsafe sources like ponds or rivers causes diarrhea, the most common symptom of water-borne disease. Unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene practices can often lead to these illnesses.
Children miss school because they are either sick from water-borne diseases or busy collecting water. In least developed countries, only half of schools have water or sanitation on premise. When children are sick from unsafe water or when water and sanitation are not available at school, they miss out on their education, which keeps them in a devastating cycle of poverty.
WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL EVERY CHILD HAS WATER.
Designed with passionKōkua Quality
Everything we do, we do with passion and integrity. That is why we have designed a product with integrity from the inside out. Kōkua bottles are created with TempLock™ technology, bringing the most innovative technology right to your hands.
TempLock™ double wall insulation does the work for you. Our products are designed to keep your beverage the perfect temperature you want for hours. Finally, you can enjoy your beverage how you want it.