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Together Procter & Gamble and World Vision provide 1 billionth liter
of clean drinking water
SEATTLE, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The partnership
between World Vision and Procter and Gamble (P&G) has resulted in 1
billion liters of clean drinking water shared with more than 6.5
million people in need around the world.
A family at a World Vision program in Gberami, Ghana, received the
billionth liter from the partnership. A pond is the water source for
Sikira Ahmed, her husband Ahmed Abdulai and their sons - 5-year-old
Rasheed and 6-month-old Failu.
"It's miraculous that the partnership between P&G and World Vision has
now grown to the point that it's provided 1 billion liters of clean
water reaching 6.5 million people," said Dr. Greg Allgood, Vice
President of Water at World Vision.
"At P&G we are committed to making every day better for people around
the world," said Allison Tummon Kamphuis, Leader of the P&G Children's
Safe Drinking Water Program. "We are grateful for our partnership with
World Vision, helping bring clean drinking water to millions of
people with our P&G water purification packets in more than 34
countries. Together our work is propelling us closer to our goal to
save one life every hour by 2020."
More than 100 million P&G Purifier of Waterpackets have been given to
families throughout World Vision communities in 34 countries. Within
30 minutes the small packet transforms brown, dirty and dangerous
water into clean and healthy water for drinking.
In November, 2012, The Economist magazine recognized the packets as
one of the world's most impactful innovations.
P&G and World Vision also are launching an initiative to provide clean
drinking water in West Africa, a result of one of the largest grants
by the P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water Program. The new program
will provide 180 million liters of clean drinking water in seven
countries over the next year and benefit an estimated 1 million
"The new effort to reach 1 million people in West Africa in the next
year is particularly heartwarming because we'll be reaching the
neediest people on the planet - people for whom clean water is a
matter of life or death," Allgood said.
The World Vision/P&G partnership has continued to expand in the past
-- Hosting Chelsea Clinton in a World Vision water program in Myanmar
and both Chelsea and President Clinton in Rwanda. They learned about
the challenges of not having clean, easily accessible water and
participated in demonstrations of the P&G water purification packets
in order to highlight P&G's Clinton Global Initiative commitment to
scale up the CSDW Program to save one life every hour by 2020.
-- Making World Vision a beneficiary of the P&G and Asda Clean Water
Campaign, which hopes to provide 75 million days of clean drinking
water to some of the world's poorest communities by the end of 2014
including World Vision water programs in seven countries in West
-- Providing life-saving clean drinking water to survivors of the
recent typhoon in the Philippines.
World Vision is the largest nongovernmental provider of clean water in
the developing world - reaching one new person with clean water every
Through its "For Every Child" campaign, World Vision is investing $400
million over six years to address the global water crisis and reach
7.5 million people alone with safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
More than 1,600 children die each day from diarrhea caused by unsafe
water, and more die from diseases caused by unsafe water than by
HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.
In just the last two years, World Vision has quadrupled its capacity
to provide clean water in the developing world. Water is one critical
element of World Vision's comprehensive, holistic development
About Procter & Gamble P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people
around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest
portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace@,
Always@, Ambi Pur@, Ariel@, Bounty@, Charmin@, Crest@, Dawn@, Downy@,
Duracell@, Fairy@, Febreze@, Fusion@, Gain@, Gillette@, Head &
Shoulders@, Iams@, Lenor@, Mach3@, Olay@, Oral-B@, Pampers@, Pantene@,
Prestobarba@, SK-II@, Tide@, Vicks@, Wella@, and Whisper@. The P&G
community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.
Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth
information about P&G and its brands.
About World Vision World Vision is a Christian humanitarian
organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their
communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the
causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people
regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more
information, please visit www.WorldVision.org/press or on Twitter at
SOURCE World Vision U.S.
/CONTACT: Johnny Cruz, email@example.com, World Vision, 253.815.2072 / Lisa Popyk, P&G, 513.608.7958
/Web Site: http://www.worldvision.org
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