Bringing clean drinking water to BiharShare Tweet
Our brewery in India is located in the state of Bihar, home to more than 100 million people. Once prosperous, Bihar is now battling issues such as illiteracy, inadequate access to safe drinking water and poor sanitation coverage. Surveys show that only 14% of households have access to a toilet facility and only 8% of Bihar’s 290 schools have water and sanitation resources.
We wanted to improve Our Beer Print and make an impact in our local community, so our team in India partnered with Water For People to build a fresh water well down the street from our brewery. The new well opened last month and will serve 500 families with safe drinking water. Our team also built a new toilet block and hand washing facility at the local school, which is helping to improve attendance.
We are very proud to be part of this project which will save lives, improve education and reduce the number of people suffering from water and sanitation-related diseases.
What is Water For People?
Water For People looks for creative, sustainable ways to help communities build and maintain their own reliable, safe water systems. Our project is a small part of their Everyone Forever Program, which has some audacious objectives:
- Increase water supply coverage from 57% to 100% (over 4 years)
- Increase water and sanitation coverage in schools from 8% to 100%
- Encourage hygiene behavior change through education