Safe Water Campaign
On the outskirts of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar who have supported school construction so far, many children spend time in drawing water to distant rivers and ponds, and the attendance rate to school classes has declined. In addition, the unsanitary water that has been drawn in this manner has a danger of harming the health of children. In response to this situation, the foundation launched the campaign in 2010. We donate money to our customers by double matching with our foundation and the Japan Unicef Association (public goods), and we have set up water supply facilities in the village where children live.
In regions of Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos where there is a shortage of safe water, the children have to sacrifice time they could otherwise spend attending school to fetch water far away for daily use. The campaign was launched in 2010 to build water-supply facilities in villages for such children, and has helped some 130,000 children in Asia to secure safe drinking water and educational opportunities.