Today is World Water Day, and Beyonce has chosen the most charitable way to celebrate. The celebrity mom has vowed to contribute to the construction of 80 wells, which will help more than 100,000 women and children in Burundi.
Bey partnered with Gucci and Chime for Change to bring about the mission. The initiative’s overall goal is to decrease the number of water-borne diseases that develop in the region. The additional wells are also meant to reduce the risk that young girls face when they travel long distances to get water for the family.
According to Beyonce’s BEYGOOD4BURUNDI website,
“BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, UNICEF, Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE will support building water supply systems for healthcare facilities and schools, and the drilling of boreholes, wells, and springs to bring safe water to districts.”
The first 35 wells have now been completed, and BEYGOOD4BURUNDI is set to reach 366,000 women and children by 2020.”
World Water Day was established to spread awareness about nature’s essential remedy. The day is not only meant to educate the public on droughts in various regions, but World Water Day is also meant to start a conversation about floods. This year’s theme is “Nature for Water” and designed to serve as a way to help the more than two billion people living without safe drinking water.
The ultimate goal of World Water Day is to ensure that the majority, if not all of the world, has clean drinking water by the year 2030. You can learn more about World Water Day here!