Suzanna

Clean drinking water for the developing world

Thousands of families, like Suzanna Meshack and her four children, are discovering life with clean water for the first time ever, thanks to the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water charity programme. Now you can do your small but significant bit to help mums like Suzanna raise a healthy family – though P&G’s partnership with Asda here in the UK.


Clean drinking water for the developing world   
Thousands of families, like Suzanna Meshack and her four children, are discovering life with clean water for the first time ever, thanks to the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water charity programme. Now you can do your small but significant bit to help mums like Suzanna raise a healthy family – though P&G’s partnership with Asda here in the UK.

Water purification can make a difference to every child’s health
New technology developed by P&G in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is transforming the lives of thousands of families in the developing world. Every day more than 2000 children die from diseases that cause diahhorea because they only have access to contaminated drinking water, but now a purification treatment can change dirty water to something which is safe to drink in seconds. This water treatment means that families have clean drinking water in their own homes.

Suzanna’s story
P&G visited Tanzania in East Africa to see the difference the clean drinking water is making to real lives.

Suzanna Meshack is 27. She lives in the rural, semi-nomadic Maasai community of Mswakini Chini, in a small, mud hut with her husband and her four children (Samson 10, Godfrey six, Erasto three and Karen one).

Until now, Suzanna had to collect what little water she could from a shallow hand-dug water pool near her home. She was one of the ‘lucky’ mums because many people, especially women and children, have to walk much further, sometimes for several hours each day, to get any water they can. However, she then had to walk for miles to get firewood in order to boil the water because it was highly contaminated – the same water source was used by their livestock (cows, goats & dogs). Sometimes even boiling the water wasn’t enough and, as water pollution can be very dangerous, Suzanna and her children often suffered from stomach related illnesses.

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Suzanna has been using the P&G sachets to purify water for her family for two years now. “Our lives have changed,” she says. “There is hope for my children. I believe they will be healthy and I am sure that when I give my children this water they won’t be sick.”

Suzanna can now start to look to the future for her children. She wants them to go to school and get a good education, something that in the past would have been just a dream.

Donate to the P&G charity programme now
P&G has delivered the six billionth litre of clean drinking water as part of its Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment to save one life every hour by the year 2020. To date, clean drinking water provided by P&G has saved an estimated 32,000 lives and prevented 250 million days of diarrheal illnesses across 71 countries. And you can help us too. When you click here P&G will donate one day’s clean drinking water on your behalf. You can help us reach our goal of SAVING ONE LIFE EVERY HOUR BY 2020.

Keep on giving
Once you know the water facts and the desperate need for clean drinking water across the developing world, it’s impossible not to want to help. Look out for P&G home and beauty products in your local Asda. Every stickered item bought in Asda stores or at asda.com raises one sachet of clean drinking water for someone who desperately needs it.*
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