P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program
Answering a pressing need through P&G technology and a network of partners.
Almost one billion people in the developing world do not have access to clean drinking water. As a result, thousands of children die every day. The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) reaches these people through P&G packets, a water purifying technology developed by P&G and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
One small P&G packet quickly turns 10 liters of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water. The packets can be used anywhere in the world, including areas affected by natural disaster.
A Commitment to Saving Lives
P&G Commits to Save One Life Every Hour
P&G has committed to save one life every hour in the developing world by delivering more than 2 billion liters of clean drinking water every year by 2020, helping save an estimated 10,000 lives and preventing 80 million days of diarrheal illness on an annual basis.
P&G Retired Officers
The P&G Retired Officers have generously supported the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program with strategic advice and financial contributions since 2006, helping to raise awareness of the clean water crisis and expand the program into new countries.
This program provides water purification packets on a not-for-profit basis. Since the program began, more than 5 billion liters of purified drinking water in more than 65 countries have prevented an estimated 200 million days of diarrheal illness and helped save more than 26,000 lives.
CSDW works with over 120 partners to provide water purification packets. The program responds to emergencies including cholera outbreaks, earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters. CSDW and its partners provide clean drinking water in schools, outreach to mothers in health clinics, and clean drinking water for malnourished children, and also help people living with AIDS to live positively.