Bringing Safe Water to 25,000 Peruvians

Bringing Safe Water to 25,000 Peruvians

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:25pm

CAMPAIGN: Clorox Safe Water Project


By Andreina Febres, Safe Water Project manager

Treating the first 20-liter jug during the inauguration of the Safe Water Project in Nuevo Ocoto Bajo in Peru.

I’m writing this post as I sit at the airport after another unforgettable visit to the rural communities our Safe Water Project serves in the Tambogrande District in Piura, Peru. What began as a pilot about three years ago and has since provided 3,000 individuals with access to safe water, is now taking the next step and expanding the program to serve 25,000 rural Peruvians in 2015.

We chose to expand the program after seeing just how effective and sustainable the bleach dispenser model has been. Placing the bleach dispensers next to the community water source has contributed significantly to a 60 percent adoption rate, and these three communities have reported a drop in incidents of intestinal illnesses.

Read more at the Clorox CR Matters blog.