PepsiCo, Inc. and The PepsiCo Foundation announced today that the company has helped more than 55 million people gain access to safe water globally since 2006 and catalyzed nearly $700 million in additional funding to support safe water access investments in partnership with leading non-profits worldwide.
The milestone announced today marks significant progress towards PepsiCo's goal of reaching 100 million people with safe water by 2030.
The Foundation also announced today new programs to help communities recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. These include:
- Building sanitation facilities and community water systems for dispersed rural communities with WaterAid in Colombia and Accion Contra El Hambre in Guatemala in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
- Providing microcredit loans to families in Brazil with water.org and IDB to build water infrastructure in homes.
- Working with local entrepreneurs to provide affordable, clean water to communities in Bangladesh with BRAC.
- Installing water access points and increasing hygiene education in Hyderabad, India with Safe Water Network.
- Providing affordable washing units in homes and handwashing stations in high-density areas in South Africa.
Read the full release here.