PepsiCo Foundation announces $4.26 mn grant to NGO WaterAid
Bengaluru, Jun 21 (PTI) The PepsiCo Foundation today
announced a USD 4.26 million grant to an international
to communities in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala by
As part of its water access initiatives in India, the
foundation said it aims to "positively impact 2,00,000 people
in the communities around its plants."
The foundation said that over the next three years,
WaterAid in India will focus on implementing solutions that
will help increase access to clean water, build community and
government capacity to manage water resources.
In a release here, the Foundation said these solutions
conservation and recharge measures including rainwater
The grant further adds to the USD 17 million that the
Foundation has made in India to date.
These grants have beenfocused on providing safe water
and sanitation solutions tounder-served communities and have
positively impacted 10million people in water-stressed areas,
the release said.
The programmes included partnerships with NGOs like
Safe Water Network to set up more than 100 community Reverse
Osmosis (RO) water stations in India, and Water.Org to provide
access to safe water and sanitation through micro-lending.
"In India, we work on several programmes that focus
onwater replenishment, livelihood enhancement. PepsiCo
Foundation's partnership with WaterAid supports our goal to
Access to Safe Water," said PepsiCo India, President and CEO,
Ahmed ElSheikh. PTI GMS RA
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