Former club promoter Scott Harrison has provided more than 8 million people with clean water.
“This is crazy that a guy like me, in a nightclub, can sell a bottle of water for $10 that some people don’t even open. And yet, at the same time, a billion people worldwide were living without clean water,” he said. “Everybody can come together and agree that human beings need clean water.”
Harrison turned his life around after spending 10 years being a club promoter.
“My breaking point came at 28 [years old] and it was really a realization that I was on the wrong path,” he said. “I realized I was deeply unhappy. And if I continue down this path I was leaving perhaps one of the most meaningless legacies of anybody on the planet.”
Harrison spent two years taking photos for Mercy Ships, which operates the largest hospital ship in the world. He then used his connections as a club promoter to bring attention to and raise money for the water crisis, partnering with local charities to install wells all over the world.
Harrison then created Charity: Water which has currently helped 29,000 villages get clean water and has raised more than $300 million.