Children’s Safe Drinking Water
A young girl demonstrates how to use the "Tippy tap," a homemade hand washing mechanism. Operated with a person's foot, this system results in a more sanitary hand washing condition. (Photo: E. Hull)
Lifosina Papiyasi draws water from the well in Mndinga Village while holding Princess, her 8-month-old daughter. Papiyasi receives a monthly supply of P&G packets through UNC Project's Safeguard the Family program. (Photo: E. Hull)
Students at Nalipiri primary school in Malawi use cloths to filter the water. (Photo: E. Hull)
Africare-Malawi and P&G CSDW have partnered to distribute monthly supplies of P&G packets to schoolchildren to decrease diarrheal illness through the water and sanitation project in Mulanje. The organization is also teaching children the importance of hand washing with clean water before eating and after using the latrine. (Photo: E. Hull)
Greg Allgood, Director of P&G CSDW, demonstrates how to use the P&G packets to Mary Mdoka in Malawi. (Photo: E. Hull)
A student gets water from the river before carrying it back to Kampalira primary school in Malawi to be purified. (Photo: E. Hull)
A girl is served VitaMeal inside a Community-Based Care Center in the Kazinda area. In Malawi, community health workers with Feed the Children provide P&G packets along with fortified porridge to children in community-based care centers. (Photo: E. Hull)
A boy washes his feet in a local river in Malawi. (Photo: E. Hull)
Florence Chilowaâs daughter Brenda reaches for P&G purified water. Her mother is a member of an HIV support group which meets twice a month. The 15 members of the group meet to encourage each other to live positively. (Photo: E. Hull)
Women in a village in the Kazinda area of Malawi carry water back to town to be purified. (Photo: E. Hull)
Children walk to collect water from lakes and rivers. CSDW provides purification packets that make this water safe to drink. (Photo: G. Manzur)
A Maasai child drinks water purified from water purification packets distributed by Children's Safe Drinking Water. (Photo: G. Manzur)
Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania
2008, 2010, 2012
Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) is an initiative funded by Procter & Gamble whose mission is to improve the lives of women and children living in developing countries by providing them with clean drinking water.
SOW’s relationship with CSDW began in 2008, when we were challenged to created a video that introduces CSDWs commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the unique ways in which CSDW was distributing water purification packets to communities in Kenya. We partnered again 2010, and this summer marked our third year to shine a light a light on P&G CSDW.
Our most recent work highlights P&G CSDW’s:
- CGI commitment
- Partnerships with other organizations working Malawi
- Impact on women, education, and people living with HIV/AIDS
- Landmark 5 billionth liter of clean water
SOW’s photo stories and videos about P&G CSDW have screened at three CGI conferences, as well as CNN.
Produced by Students of the World UNC Team 2012. Past production teams include UNC 2010 and Michigan 2008.