Change a child's life.
#JustAddWater

Buying Colgate helps build 30 water wells, changing 30 000 lives.

+ 50 M
People live in Kenya
+ 10 M
People in Kenya don't have access to improved water sources
More than 5,000 children in Kenya die every year as a result of drinking unsafe water
Of water related deaths are in children 0-14 years
Of children drop out of school due to the lack of water

Water changes lives

Millions of Kenyan children spend hours everyday, fetching water from untreated water sources, containing dangerous water-borne diseases. Consequently, making children and their families sick, leading to more children being absent from school.

Access to clean water will help children not only attend school regularly, but it will help improve their regular hygiene and health, so that they can have a future they can smile about.

What we’re doing

Over the next year, Colgate and WellBoring have committed to building 30 water wells at schools throughout Kenya, that will provide clean, drinkable water to over 30 000 Kenyans.

Each of these wells has a lifespan of at least 10 years, and will help not only the school children themselves, but their families and the people living in the surrounding communities.

7 wells

30 wells

What you can do

We’re asking all Kenyans to help us reach our goal. For every Colgate product purchased in participating Naivas & Chandarana stores, during the campaign running from 15/08/2019 to 15/11/2019, Colgate-Palmolive will donate KSH 10 per purchase towards building 30 water wells in Kenya.

Bright smiles,
bright futures

At Colgate we are committed to providing oral health education to children across the world because we know that good oral care behavior leads to healthier lives.

Colgate’s Bright Smiles Bright Futures program has reached 5 million children across Africa in 2018 and 16 million children since 2015, to teach them about good oral health. However, these children need access to clean water. That is why we have partnered with WellBoring, to deliver 30 water wells to schools in Kenya. Ensuring that more children have access to clean water and oral care education giving them A Future To Smile About.