PepsiCo Foundation to pour $3 million for safe water access
The PepsiCo Foundation has committed USD three million to provide safe water access to agricultural communities, and help women in high water-risk areas in the states of West Bengal and Maharashtra in association with WaterAid.
The programme aims to provide two lakh farmers and their families with access to piped water supply for household use, and increased water resources.
Apart from this, it will also establish community-managed water distribution systems in these communities.
The fresh investment is part of the PepsiCo Foundation's new commitment to reach 100 million people with safe water access worldwide by 2030.
In addition to the fresh infusion of USD three million, the company has helped more than 44 million people gain access to safe water since 2006, surpassing the company's goal to support 25 million people worldwide by 2025.
To achieve this, the company has invested more than USD 46 million since 2005 as a founding partner or early investor in programmes with partners like Safe Water Network, Water.org, WaterAid and many other NGOs and multilateral agencies worldwide.