The chalice designs were based on a vase from Honduras, a hand woven basket from Ethiopia and a fabric from India.

Nadav Kander shot some portraits for us. We wanted to go against the usual charity style photography and instead make the women look proud, strong and beautiful.

Stella Artois
"Buy a Lady a Drink"

Stella Artois wanted to do something nice, so we came up with the idea of Buy a Lady a Drink.

Women around the world spend over 200 million hours a day collecting water for their families, and we wanted to help give them that time back.

We designed limited edition chalices based on items from India, Ethiopia and Honduras and the proceeds of each chalice provide a woman in that country with clean drinking water for 5 years.

To date, the project has given more than one million women access to clean drinking water and has become Stella Artois' ongoing charitable initiative.

Matt Damon, co-founder of, launched the project at the Sundance Film Festival.