World Water Day 2015: 10 years of Stirring Up Change and Transforming Lives with Clean Water

Allison Tummon Kamphuis

BONIFACE (235) 2March 22 is a special day for the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program – we celebrate World Water Day and the transformative impact that clean water has on children, their families and entire communities. We take a moment to thank our partners along with the individuals and organizations around the world working to provide and protect this essential and life-changing resource. Continue reading

Fighting the global clean water crisis, one litre at a time

Contributed by: Jason Priestley
JP Blog 11 2Clean drinking water is a basic human right. Yet, tragically, nearly one billion are forced to go without. I recently travelled to the Dominican Republic to witness one of the solutions to the global clean drinking water crisis – a powdered technology distributed through the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. Continue reading

World Toilet Day is here and #WeCantWait

SHC children infront of student latrines 2World Toilet Day  ( is relatively new being recognized as an official day by the United Nations joining the more established World Water Day (March 22) and Global Handwashing Day (October 19). This year’s 2014 World Toilet Day tagline #wecantwait is well chosen as there are 2.5 billion people still without access to proper sanitation. This gap in access to proper sanitation, which includes toilets and latrines, contributes not only to diarrheal illness – which continues to kill more children every day than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined – but also negatively effects the environment, creates risks to personal safety, and hinders social and economic development. Continue reading

P&G – METRO – HOPE: An anniversary partnership bringing clean drinking water to disaster-struck communities in Pakistan

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, we continue to work with our emergency relief partners to provide one of the most urgent needs in times of natural disasters – clean drinking water. From the 2004 SouthEast Asia tsunami to the floods in northern India and Pakistan, the P&G Purifier of Water packets continue to make a difference to those facing extreme conditions in floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes. Today we are pleased to post this guest blog from Claudia Manuel, P&G Pakistan Communications Manager who shares more about a unique partnership that gives the most basic and vital gift to those who need it most. Shukriya Claudia! Continue reading

Smiles and School Days: “Miracle Water” Makes a Difference for Families in Cambodia


For nearly 10 years, we have been sharing the stories of children, families, and partners who are impacted by the global clean drinking water crisis.  We know that clean drinking water is a daily struggle for almost 1 billion, but we’ve learned there are many solutions – including our P&G Purifier of Water packets – that are making a big difference for families around the world.  Often we’re asked what happens to the people who have been touched by our Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, and so we wanted to share a personal blog from one of our own employees – Victoria Great – who traveled back to Cambodia to meet families who have been using our P&G packets for the last three years…



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Reaching the 7 Billion liter milestone – one liter for every person on the planet and Expanding CSDW in Latin America with ChildFund Brazil

Allison Tummon Kamphuis

7 BN Before and After 2Today we are celebrating the CSDW Program’s most global milestone yet – 7 billion liters of clean drinking water distributed with our safe drinking water partners in 75 countries. We’re launching a new video to recognize this milestone and as you can see – the program is touching and improving the lives of children and their families all around the globe by providing clean drinking water (link). Continue reading

Back to our Roots – Canadian Ambassador Jason Priestley helps the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program provide more clean drinking water to those who need it most

April 3, 2014
Allison Tummon Kamphuis

Photo 1As a proud Canadian, this is a special week as we have launched our newest partnership with P&G and Walmart Canada to raise awareness about the clean drinking water crisis. This year-long program has a goal to donate 25 million days of clean water for children and families who need it most through CSDW and our safe drinking water partners. Our goal to save one life every hour is an ambitious one and as we’ve said many times, we can’t do it alone. In February, we highlighted our partnership with Walmart’s Asda stores in the UK (UK blog) and now this multi-faceted program has come to Canada. Continue reading

World Water Day 2014:The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program has arrived in Viet Nam

Photo 1Since 2004, the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) has provided clean drinking water in more than 75 countries and often our first efforts are in emergency response settings. After early field testing with UNICEF and multiple emergency responses, we are happy to launch our newest community-based program with the local government and World Vision Vietnam. CSDW welcomes Ha Nguyen, P&G Vietnam Communications Manager who is coordinating the CSDW Program efforts locally as she shares an account of the recent launch event in Quang Tri province. Cam on ban Ha! Thank you Ha!

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World Water Day 2014: USAID and P&G celebrate the launch of its partnership to provide 100MM liters of clean drinking water to mothers and children of Myanmar – Photo Blog

For nearly a decade, through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, P&G has been partnering with many diverse organizations to raise awareness and address the global clean drinking water crisis.   As we approach World Water Day 2014, we are pleased to have Abhijit Dutta, Government Relations Leader for ASEAN share his account of the recent launch of our newest public private partnership in Myanmar with USAID.  Many thanks to Abhijit for leading this partnership on the ground and for providing a glimpse into this landmark event for CSDW! Continue reading

Celebrating One Billion Liters of Clean Drinking Water with World Vision, by Allison Tummon Kamphuis, P&G CSDW Program Leader

Toasting #6How a partnership grew from rural Malawi to helping people in 34 countries around the world.

The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program has grown to providing more than 1.3 billion liters of clean drinking water each year and this is directly attributable to our partnerships with organizations that share our mission to reduce the illness and deaths caused by contaminated drinking water. We’re pleased to work with more than 140 advocacy and implementation partners in our efforts around the world and one of our largest and extensive partnerships today is with World Vision.



Today the P&G CSDW Program is pleased to celebrate a special milestone with World Vision – the one billionth liter of clean drinking water provided since we started working together in 2007. (link to press release) Continue reading