When the world seems full of scandal and devastation, keep in mind the positiveĀ developments which better the lives of more and more people across the world. In 2005, the Danish humanitarian company Vestergaard developed LifeStraw, a personal straw-like water filtering system, to combat the many preventable diseases caused by unsafe drinking water in poorer areas of the world. LifeStraw has prevented millions of deaths and helped to almost eradicate Guinea worm disease. Now, two brothers are making LifeStraw available to private individuals, building an innovative business that balances commercial viability with the humanitarian nature of LifeStraw.