HATS WITH AN IMPACT
Buy VATA gear.
Be a part of the solution to the
South Pacific’s water crisis.
WHO WE HELP
Our mission is to help the people in rural villages across the South Pacific Islands. Though we often strive to supply additional items such as school supplies or clothing, our primary goal is to provide these villages with sustainable water storage that can improve their standard of living and way of life.
The South Pacific isn't all beautiful resorts and beaches. Many islanders live in rural locations and don't have decent access to clean water, resorting to water from rivers or puddles. This can cause major health concerns and illnesses such as Giardia due to the harmful bacteria and disease in these unclean water sources.
The effects of not having clean water can reach even farther than health concerns. Schools can close down for up to weeks at a time if a community runs out of clean water. Students are sent home, teachers are without a job, and a valuable education is interrupted.
When we help communities get better access to clean water, we're doing more than just providing a basic necessity. We're reducing health risks, keeping schools open, and changing lives.
How Your Purchases Change Lives
When you buy a product from VATA Hat Co., we contribute 10% of profits directly toward the purchase and installation of water tanks and materials for rural villages in the South Pacific. We create custom clothing products and accessories and put countless hours into each design and product knowing that the more products sold, the more water tanks we can bring to the South Pacific.
Our first trip was to the Sawani Village of Fiji where we brought 300 pounds of school supplies and installed two 500-gallon water tanks for their primary school. This not only allowed the school to have water and stay open throughout the year, but gave closer access to clean water to the surrounding community.
VATA Hat Co. has embarked on other trips to install water tanks and bring medical supplies for small villages on the islands of Fiji throughout the past year. These villages are often extremely far out from major cities, making it difficult for the villagers to access clean water on a regular basis. Our ability to provide water storage for these areas completely changes their way of life by meeting a basic but essential key to healthy living and daily life. VATA Hat Co. is committed to a minimum of one humanitarian trip a year to the South Pacific, and with your help and purchases, we can increase that number.
VATA trips are life changing! Many people have benefited from helping, and it is our goal that many more will.
Know a Village in Need?
Send an email to email@example.com with details if you know of a village in need in the South Pacific. We unfortunately can't accept all proposals, only those that can fit within our annual budgets and those that fit within our mission.
Travel With Us
The water tanks are installed by volunteers who pay their own way to make sure that we can provide long-lasting clean water solutions with the profits donated. Anyone is welcome on these trips who is willing to help and pay their own way, including food, lodging, and travel. For more info, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become an Ambassador!
Did you know you can be an ambassador for VATA Hat Co.? By helping sell more VATA gear, you're increasing the amount of water tanks we can install for communities in the South Pacific. Learn more here.