PUR has helped provide more than 5 billion liters of clean water to people in developing nations.
Thousands of children in developing countries die every day from illness and disease related to unsafe drinking water.3
Many children in developing countries do not have access to clean, drinkable water in their communities.1
With no running water, many families have no choice but to drink from rivers and streams contaminated with bacteria, parasites and viruses, which contribute to a prevalence of diarrhea-related illnesses that cause widespread death.1
Safe drinking water is a problem for over 1 billion people in developing countries.4
Diarrhea caused by drinking contaminated water remains a leading cause of illness and death among infants and children in the developing world.3
PUR and CSDW: Improving Lives All Over the World
For years, PUR and the P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program have been working together to ensure that people around the world have clean water to drink—in the U.S. with PUR water filtration systems and in developing countries with P&G water-cleaning technology.
The CSDW Program distributes water purification packets—a powdered mixture that effectively reduces parasites, bacteria and other contaminants— which can transform up to 10 liters of contaminated water into clean water within minutes. To date, PUR and the CSDW Program have provided over 5 billion liters of clean drinking water.
Safe drinking water is a problem for over a billion people worldwide. With only a click on our Daily Drop tab on the PUR Facebook page, you can donate 10 liters of clean water to children and families in developing countries. Come back everyday and watch the donations grow.
1 UNICEF. Progress for Children: A Report Card on Water and Sanitation. Number 5, September 2006. Available at http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Progress_for_Children_No._5_-_English.pdf
2 UNICEF/WHO. Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done. October 2009. Available at http://www.unicef.org/media/files/Final_Diarrhoea_Report_October_2009_final.pdf
3 Committing to Child Survival. http://www.apromiserenewed.org/files/APR_Progress_Report_2012_final_web.pdf
4 Global Access to Safe Water: Accounting for Water Quality and
the Resulting Impact on MDG Progress. http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/9/3/880/pdf