I was sincerely touched by Micheal Wahl’s story. He found a need, he created a product and he changed lives. We take things like diapers and our children’s health for granted. Conditions in Haiti are beyond comprehension to me. I never knew or thought about how one would raise their children without diapers. Read below to see how YOU can help change lives with DriButts!
The DriButts Story- We Change Lives!
Michael Wahl is a 40-year-old missions pastor who made it his duty to ensure healthy and sanitary living for people in developing nations. As part of his work he helped install water filtration systems in some of the poorest parts of Haiti where there is no running water or bathrooms. During his time in Haiti, he began to notice something that troubled him.
“A mama was holding on to a baby that was naked and the mom bent down and picked up fecal matter with her hand and threw it out of the house after the baby had went and done her business on her,” Wahl, who lives in Georgia, told FoxNews.com. This was not an isolated case and Wahl knew that his efforts to bring clean water would be moot if this extreme poverty was bringing people into such close proximity with human waste.
Dr. Joseph Rahimian, an infectious disease specialist and NYU Langone, told FoxNews.com that there are a whole host of deadly diseases, bacteria and parasites that can be transmitted through stool contact and “anything that reduces the transmission of those diseases will be very helpful.”
Knowing this, Wahl decided he had to do something to help avoid illnesses that are easily avoidable.
The solution was simple: a diaper. But the execution would prove to be much more difficult.
This is where this DriButts Diaper was created!
Disposable diapers were too expensive and without a proper sanitation department in Haiti, there would be no safe place to throw them away. After careful research, Wahl ruled out reusable cloth diapers because the materials typically used can also trap bacteria.
Wahl decided his best option would be to research fabrics and start making diapers himself. With the help of his wife, Starla, and their friends, they came up with DriButts, a breathable diaper that they say doesn’t trap bacteria.
“It is made out of athletic Dri-FIT material,” Starla said, adding, ”the one that we use is a polyester spandex blend for the outer shell and the inner shell is a polyester lining.” The insert that is placed inside the diaper is made out of bamboo. You can read the whole story on Fox News.
DriButts has developed a reusable diaper that will work in warm climates where there is no electricity or water.
This diaper, when cleaned properly, will last over two years. This means, that families all over the world can finally control disease in their own homes. This is a simple solution to a massive problem around the world.
DriButts … because babies need diapers!
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Check out the DriButts story in the Fox News Video Below!
Join the DriTribe!
We Change Lives. You Leave A Legacy
What if you had the opportunity to change hundreds or even thousands of peoples lives in your life time? This is the legacy Dributts can help you leave. Every time you donate diapers, you literally changes peoples lives for the better. You are helping people who live in extreme poverty that can’t afford a simple diaper for their child. You are freeing these families from the threat of disease in their own homes.
SO HOW DOES THE DRITRIBE WORK?
1. You sign-up HERE and indicate how many diapers you would like to give a month. The more you give, the more lives you change
2. Your donation is automatically taken out every month. You change lives and you don’t even have to think about it
3. We send your diaper on one of our diaper drops (every 2-3 months)
4. Your families lives are changed that day. Your local leader educates, takes a picture and hands out the diapers.
5. We send you back pictures of your families you have helped
6. We change live together and you leave a Legacy
Click HERE to sign up and CHANGE LIVES!
A SOLUTION CAN SOLVE A PROBLEM, BUT A RELATIONSHIP CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
How can YOU Get involved?
We need you to help be a part of the solution. There are many ways you can get involved with Dri-Butts.
Please tell people about Dributts and point them to the website to donate a diaper. Every diaper donated means one less family that has to deal with disease on a daily basis. We would be glad to send you info or any graphics needed to help spread the word. Please click here to make a request for info or to ask questions.
Want to help Dributts in a big way? Have your organization or group run a campaign for Dributts. You will make a huge impact throughout the world and give your people and avenue to change lives. Click Here to find out more about starting a campaign
Come experience it for yourself and see how these diapers change peoples lives. We are using these diapers currently in Haiti and will be expanding in 2016 to other countries. Click Here to find out more about taking a trip with Dributts
Get your business or non-profit involved with Dribuuts. 3 ways we partner: 1. Business Partner: We can become your companies Non-profit 2. Distribution Partner: Your organization can become a Dributts drop site. 3. Wholesale Partner: You can buy wholesale diapers for your mission. Click Here to find out how you can start a partnership with Dributts.
DriButts is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
We would love for you to spread the news about DriButts Diapers. If you can give, please do so, you can change lives!
Can you imagine what life would be like HERE in the US without diapers?