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BEYGOOD4BURUNDI: A step towards access to safe water in Burundi

The first phase of the partnership includes construction of new wells equipped with hand pumps, hygiene education and the improvement of water and sanitation facilities in schools in rural communities. 


Devdiscourse News Desk Burundi
Updated: 22-03-2018 21:59 IST
BEYGOOD4BURUNDI: A step towards access to safe water in Burundi

Access to safe water in Burundi (image credit: twitter)

In celebration of the World Water Day, American singer Beyoncé's BEYGOOD4BURUNDI initiative, UNICEF, and now Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE, the initiative co-founded by Beyoncé, Salma Hayek Pinault and Gucci in 2013 to address critical issues facing women and girls around the world have joined forces to help bring safe water and prevent water-borne diseases to the most vulnerable women and children in the "Heart of Africa."

Burundi is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa with nearly half of the population lacking access to clean, safe drinking water.

"BEYGOOD4BURUNDI is a continuation of the BEYGOOD initiative that Beyoncé, her family and Parkwood Entertainment are doing to address water crises around the world.

The first phase of the partnership includes construction of new wells equipped with hand pumps, hygiene education and the improvement of water and sanitation facilities in schools in rural communities.

Since the launch of her BEYGOOD4BURUNDI initiative with UNICEF in 2017, the renowned singer, 36, has provided programs to bring clean, safe drinking water to the landlocked East African nation with efforts to improve water, sanitation and basic hygiene practices for the population.

35 wells have been constructed so far for the people of Burundi to utilize safe water. Moreover, Gucci's USD1 million commitment to the project will help support UNICEF's goal to build 80 more wells and give 120,000 more people access to clean water.

BEYGOOD4BURUNDI focuses particularly on the most vulnerable women and children and is set to reach 366,000 women and children by 2020.

COUNTRY : Burundi

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