Procter & Gamble (P&G) has provided over 71 million litres of clean water to 150,000 households in the Nyanza region. This initiative is part of P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) program and it touched people in Migori, Siaya and Kisumu.
“According to water.org, 41% of Kenyans still rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers. Stakeholders in private and public sector need to collaborate to improve this situation. Access to clean water would drastically reduce the number of diarrheal deaths by 34%. Knowing this drives us to continually put in place interventions in collaboration with our partners, in order to make clean water available for all,” said Mr. George Owuor, Head of Government Relations P&G, East Africa.
P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program has been in operation in Kenya for 12 years and has seen over 1 billion litres of clean drinking water provided to Kenyans in counties such as Machakos, Kajiado, Taita Taveta, Narok, Kisumu, Isiolo, Marsarbit, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu, Lakipia, Muranga, Homa Bay and Makueni.
The program utilizes P&G Purifier of Water sachets, a low-cost powdered technology in a packet that is designed to purify heavily contaminated drinking water and get it to WHO standards for safe drinking water. The initiative is geared towards reducing sickness and death in children who drink contaminated water.