A Refreshing Visit: Kim Phuc & Nick Ut Explore the RainForest

We are excited to share with you some wonderful news about our recent visitors to Campos Lapa Verde, our bottling property in Sarapiquí, Costa Rica. Last Friday, we had the pleasure and absolute honor of hosting Kim Phuc and Nick Ut, two of the most well-known figures in the world of photojournalism.

Kim Phuc is a Vietnamese-Canadian woman who was famously photographed as a nine-year-old girl during the Vietnam War. The iconic image, taken by Nick Ut, shows her running naked down a road after being severely burned by a napalm attack. This photograph won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 and has since become a symbol of the brutality of war and the innocent victims caught in its crosshairs.

Both Kim Phuc and Nick Ut are advocates for peace and environmentalism, and we were honored to welcome them to RainForest Water's home. During their visit, they were able to see firsthand how we operate and how we are committed to sustainability and giving back to nature and society.

Kim Phuc and Nick Ut were impressed with our commitment to change the status quo of the beverage industry, and we had a wonderful time discussing our shared values and goals. We also enjoyed planting several trees together, which we believe represent hope, peace, forgiveness and a new and hopefully long friendship.

Their visit was nothing short of inspiring and a reminder of why we do what we do. We hope to continue to encourage others to join us in our mission to protect the rainforest and #KissPlasticGoodbye.

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