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Warsaw Enterprise Out To End Africa's Water Poverty Through Handcrafted Artwork

Nine years ago, Warsaw resident, Luke Wright took a dream to support clean water projects in Africa, mixed it with a simple, clay bracelet design, and his business, MudLOVE, was born.

Through a partnership with Water for Good, every product sold through the company provides one week of clean water for someone in need of it in the Central African Republic. Here's Luke experiencing the benefits of MudLOVE's donations firsthand. 

Credit Courtesy/MudLOVE
Luke Wright, on a visit to a Water for Good community, in the South African Republic, helping villagers pump their day's water supply.

For a look at the process, and the inspiration each handcrafted bracelet carries with it, WBOI's Julia Meek invited Wright into the studio to discuss how the enterprise has taken shape, and lives up to a name that, by design, "starts with mud...and ends with love."

You can learn more about MudLOVE and the Water for Good project at its website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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