Children’s Safe Drinking Water: Mahia’s Story
Join us and bring clean water to communities in need.
Imagine what life would be like if clean water was not readily available. How would you shower, wash your dishes and hydrate your body? These simple, everyday tasks are hard to accomplish without access to clean water.
As the world observes World Water Day (March 22), let’s pause to recognize that access to this precious resource can be a struggle in some communities.
P&G is Leading with Love through our Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) — and now you can join us to provide clean drinking water to communities in need by taking action through P&G Good Everyday.
Started in 2004, CSDW uses a technology invented by a P&G laundry scientist to help people like Leda, her three daughters, Estefany, Genesis and Karla, and her five-year-old granddaughter, Mahia, turn dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water. Leda’s family received the 18th billion liter of water delivered through the CSDW Program. She was introduced to the P&G Purifier of Water packets by our partner, Water Mission, in Honduras in December 2020 after devastating hurricanes wreaked havoc on their community and many of the surrounding areas.
After the hurricanes, some communities felt abandoned. They only way they could access clean water was to send someone by boat to another area to buy it — a costly and logistically complicated solution.
Water Mission came to Leda’s community bringing the P&G Purifier of Water packets, which serve as mini water-treatment plants packed into 4-gram, tea-sized sachets. Just one small packet can clean 10 liters of dirty water in 30 minutes.
Using water from the Ulua River, Water Mission educated Leda on how to use the packets to clean this dirty river water so Estefany, Genesis, Karla and Mahia wouldn’t have to drink the contaminated source water.
“It’s very important to have clean water because we can prevent many sicknesses and have a better, healthier life,” said Leda. “After two hurricanes destroyed our community, we did not have a facility to access safe water, the cost for getting it was high and complicated. Water Mission came and made our lives easier by giving us these P&G Purifier of Water packets. Now we have an easier way to get clean water to cook and to drink.”