22 MARCH IS
WORLD WATER DAY
AND 20 – 26 MARCH IS NATIONAL WATER WEEK
In 2018, Cape Town became a focus of the world as it highlighted the global water crisis with ‘Day Zero’. Currently, several regions
in South Africa including Nelson Mandela Bay, Northern Cape, Limpopo and parts of the Western Cape like Beaufort West
and the Garden Route are still facing extreme drought.
The Woolies Water Fund was established in 2018, in partnership with MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, with an aim to transform
communities and schools by improving access to safe water and sanitisation, ensuring the conservation of this valuable resource
and enhancing healthier and more sustainable livelihoods.
Since the inception of the Fund, Woolworths has provided water
intervention solutions to the value of R7.3 million to schools and communities that do not have sustainable access to clean water.
These actions showcase our commitment to Inclusive Justice through impactful change.
Woolworths has installed 172 rainwater tanks and infrastructure and more than 600 handwashing stations across 100 schools
in regions that face drought conditions. In addition, we have distributed hygiene kits that include 40 000 hand sanitisers, soap
and bleach to schools and communities in need, to give children a safe, hygienic, fresh start in life.
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