The Procter & Gamble Company is helping to save lives through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, a not-for-profit program founded by P&G that provides clean drinking water in developing countries around the world.
The Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program uses PUR packets, a water purifying technology created by P&G and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to help decrease sickness and death that comes from drinking contaminated water. One small PUR packet rapidly transforms 10 liters of unclean, potentially toxic water into clean, drinkable water.
P&G is using this technology to make possible the delivery of more than two billion liters of clean drinking water every year by 2020 and thus helping to save an estimated 10,000 lives, as well as preventing 80 million days of diarrheal illness on an annual basis.
In order to do this, they are building new factories to produce the PUR packets in Singapore, and are making new partnerships with humanitarian organizations throughout the world so they can extend Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program operations into more countries.
P&G works every year to exceed the funding for the Children’s Safe Drinking Water program every year. They are also involved in other humanitarian products and services and are always looking for more ways to help and to educate the world on these efforts.