It’s been one year since music icon Beyoncé first introduced us to the #BEYGOOD4BURUNDI initiative – and the things her foundation has achieved in that time is pretty incredible.
BeyGOOD has been working with UNICEF, GUCCI and CHIME FOR CHANGE (an organisation Bey co-founded with Salma Hayek) to tackle the water crisis in Burundi, East Africa.
Yes, that’s right. Somewhere in between doing that Coachella performance and building her empire, Beyoncé has also been addressing one of the biggest issues the region has ever faced.
According to the World Health Organisation, nearly half the population in Burundi doesn’t have access to clean drinking water. Many women and children are forced to walk 8 hours a day to find it, and in most cases it’s not clean or safe to drink.
But all this is slowly changing.
In just one year, #BEYGOOD4BURUNDI has built 75 water points in some of the most vulnerable communities, giving 75 THOUSAND people in the area access to clean water.
And while the country’s water crisis is far from over, the team is aiming to make 1500 new wells by the year 2020, reaching close to half a million people.
Check out the video below and if you’d like to help out, you can find more information at BeyGOOD.
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