Could you imagine having the capability to save one life every hour? Today Procter and Gamble announced that it has delivered the 6 billionth liter of clean drinking water as part of its commitment on behalf of the Clinton Global Initiative to save one life every hour by the year 2020. As a representative of the Clinton Global Initiative, Chelsea Clinton traveled with P&G to personally gift the 6 billionth liter to a family in a village in Myanmar.
Safe drinking water saves lives. The clean drinking water provided by P&G has saved an estimated 32,000 lives and prevented 250 Million days of diarrheal illnesses across 71 countries. P&G has been providing clean drinking water in developing countries for nearly a decade through its award-winning P&G Purifier of Water technology. It is a powdered water purification sachet that turns dirty, potentially deadly water into clean and drinkable water very quickly. Each sachet contains 4 grams of powder that can clean up to 10 liters of water, removing bacteria and impurities while helping to reduce disease incidence in the developing world by up to 90%.
Just something to keep in mind when you want to support companies that are making a difference.
Happy Thoughtful Thursday.