Stella Artois returns with their ‘Buy A Lady a Drink’ campaign in partnership with Water.org following the huge success of their 2015 launch. The campaign centres on a series of beautiful Limited Edition Chalices designed by artists from this year’s focus countries. Encouraging people to purchase their Chalices, every Limited Edition Stella Artois Chalice purchased will help Water.org provide five years of clean water for one person in the developing world.*
Each Limited Edition Chalice design reflects the artistâ€™s interpretation of their culture and water problems faced by their country. This yearâ€™s three focus countries are: Kenya, which continues to suffer from drought; Peru, where geographic isolation causes many women to lack easy access to safe water; and Haiti, where water contamination has resulted in public health issues and personal suffering.
Kenyan artist Wini Awunodoâ€™s work is centred on her love of all things African. Winiâ€™s art tells a story that is unapologetically creative in the face of hardship, and this is reflected within her design of the Limited Edition Chalice.
A great portion of the Kenyan population lives without fresh water and women are the most affected as they spend the majority of their time walking to collect clean water. Wini chose to paint the beauty of water as the source of life and women holding that power in their hands.
Originally, Peruvian artist Daniel Cortez Torres created murals by painting portraits of fallen gang members in tribute to them. His unique mural style is characterised by the incorporation of native figures and the colourful palette of the Peruvian culture to establish a dialogue between the city and its people.
Daniel extended his visual language to the design of his Limited Edition Chalice, incorporating the mountains in Peru and the women who have to traverse them for water.
Within her design for the Limited Edition Chalice, Haiti-born Michele Manuelâ€™s artwork reflects the diminishing water sources in her country, as well as the springs which are in danger due to deforestation. Inspired also by the reservoirs in the rainforest which are not supplying enough water for the people of Haiti due to the disrupted rain season, Michele has created a beautiful and iconic Limited Edition Chalice.
The cause is very close to her heart as more than half of the population in Haiti donâ€™t have access to clean drinking water. Michele owns a business called Simbi (meaning Goddess of Water) delivering filtered water to orphanages and schools.
For more information and to purchase a Limited Edition Stella Artois chalice, visitÂ www.BuyALadyADrink.com
*Â£4.50 provides clean drinking water to 1 person for 5 years. Stella Artois will donate Â£4.50 for each Chalice purchased in the UK up to 20,000 Chalices