S’well partnered with UNICEF USA to support efforts to increase access to safe water in the most vulnerable communities worldwide. Thanks to the commitment of customers and employees, more than $1.35 million was donated, enabling UNICEF to improve access to safe water for at least half a million people.
From 2016, support was directed to programs in Madagascar where, at the time, nearly 50 percent of the population lacked access to safe drinking water. In proportion to the annual funding contributed by S’well, UNICEF was able to:
- support 945,000 people living in rural areas to end practicing open defecation, including more than 459,500 children
- enable 270,000 people to access improved sanitation and 469,800 people access to safe water
- ensure access to safe drinking water and hand soap for 130,950 school children — including 65,070 girls — in more than 990 schools