PepsiCo Foundation gives grants for water safety
September 25, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
PURCHASE, N.Y. — The PepsiCo Foundation is giving two major grants to the WaterPartners and Safe Water Network programs to help provide access to safe water and sanitation for individuals and communities in developing countries.
"One of the major goals of PepsiCo Foundation is to develop sustainable partnerships that will bring clean, safe water to populations in need," said Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo and chairman of PepsiCo Foundation. "Our relationship with WaterPartners and the Safe Water Network — two highly effective organizations with proven leadership and strong community links — will help create and maintain long-term, secure water supplies, improving the quality of life across these global communities."
The grants total $7.6 million and will help improve water conditions in Africa, Bangladesh and India.