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PTI India
Updated: 21-06-2018 15:18 IST

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

non-profit organisation WaterAid to provide safe water access

to communities in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala by

December 2020.

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

would help improve water security and also promote water

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

improve water security for communities through Sustainable

Access to Safe Water," said PepsiCo India, President and CEO,

Ahmed ElSheikh. PTI GMS RA



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