Giving Compass’ Take:
• Kimberly-Clark is renewing its commitment to the “Toilets Change Lives” that started in 2014, which is a community-focused sanitation program that addresses the broader global sanitation crisis.
• How are these prominent brand partnerships working in tandem with local communities?
• Read about WASH tools for donors and how to use data for WASh financing.
On World Toilet Day 2018 (Nov 19), Kimberly-Clark is renewing its commitment to its multi-national program, “Toilets Change Lives” and celebrating the work of our teams and our brands to improve the lives of nearly one million people in need since the program was introduced in 2014.
The company’s global sanitation program “Toilets Change Lives” has actively pursued community-focused sanitation programs around the world through its products, partners, and people by leveraging the power of its well-known brands, including Andrex, Baby Soft, Neve, Scott, and Suave, to bring greater awareness to the global sanitation crisis.
Kimberly-Clark piloted a new partnership through their Kotex brand with Plan International USA to bring safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to schools across Bolivia to fight sanitation-based disease and decrease the likelihood of girls missing or dropping out of school due lack of proper sanitation during their periods.
“Our partnership with Kimberly-Clark’s Kotex brand has helped us provide access and education to hundreds of students in Bolivia. We are educating girls and communities on menstrual hygiene and are contributing to the elimination of harmful taboos and stigma that keep girls from school. Together, we are making a life-changing difference for these children,” Tessie San Martin, President and CEO of Plan International USA.
In addition to brand-led commercial programs and non-profit partnerships, Kimberly-Clark also co-founded the Toilet Board Coalition, a group of leading companies, government agencies, sanitation experts and non-profit organizations, which aims to develop commercially sustainable and scalable solutions to the sanitation crisis. Over the past year, the Coalition’s Accelerator program for sanitation entrepreneurs serving low income markets nurtured innovative solutions like the Toilet Integration Bus that recycles aging transportation buses into portable public women’s sanitation center.
Read the full article about global sanitation by Api Podder at My Social Good News
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