President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton visited Kanombe school in Kigali, Rwanda, to see the P&G Purifier of Water packets at work as part of Procter and Gamble’s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to provide clean drinking water to those who need it most.
“Let me say how grateful I am to both P&G, one of the greatest companies in the world in terms of its responsibilities to society and building into their business model lifting lives of people, and to World Vision, one of the great treasures of NGOs, and the fact that they’re doing this together means a lot to me,” said President Bill Clinton, who met children who use the P&G packets to purify their water.
This visit to Rwanda follows Chelsea Clinton’s recent trip to Myanmar, where she traveled with P&G and World Vision to deliver the 6 billionth liter of clean drinking water purified by the P&G Purifier of Water packets.
“At P&G, we want to use our innovation to make social investments that allow people everywhere to thrive,” said Allison Tummon Kamphuis, P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program manager. “These packets are being used all around the world to make dirty, unsafe water clean enough to drink with simple tools — a bucket, a stick, a cloth and a tiny packet. We’re honored to share this work with President Clinton and Chelsea and grateful for the work with World Vision that is bringing us closer to our goal to save one life every hour.”
P&G has been working with partners to provide clean drinking water in developing countries for nearly a decade with its award-winning water purification technology.
As a part of its CGI commitment, P&G plans to participate in the Flash Flood for Good — a new social media initiative that will launch at the CGI annual meeting in New York City September 24. This effort will focus the attention of global leaders, nonprofits, NGO’s, academics, celebrities, private sector partners, corporate brand and the public at large on the need for clean drinking water. The funds raised through this initiative will be used to deliver life-saving clean drinking water to Myanmar, Rwanda and Ethiopia through implementing partner World Vision. Supporters of FlashFloodForGood.org are encouraged to spread the word via social media.