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Taking Steps for Clean Water

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Here's how these sandals are supporting safe water access in Guatemala.

Francesca Kennedy grew up visiting her grandfather on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. When she returned in her adulthood, she found the beautiful lake of her childhood completely contaminated. 

Determined to make a change and give back to the community, she founded Ix Style. Her business supports local Mayan artisans who craft traditional sandals from leather and hand-woven textiles. The shoes are then sold to a global market—and now available through Gap for a limited time—with each sale helping to provide clean drinking water to women and children in Guatemala.