Beyonce Partners With Gucci And UNICEF For World Water Day

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"Access to water is a fundamental right"

In honour of World Water Day, Gucci and Chime for Change announced their partnership with Beyoncé and UNICEF to bring clean, safe water to the African country of Burundi, where almost half the population cannot access it.



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Gucci has donated $1 million to Beyoncé's BeyGood4Burundi initiative, which she founded in 2017 with UNICEF. The partnership will help build wells for the Burundian people, saving thousands of children from dying of water-borne diseases, and should prevent young girls having to walk long, dangerous journeys to collect water, enabling them instead to go to school. Globally, girls and women spend around 200 million hours every day gathering water.



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“Gucci and Chime for Chance are proud to stand with Beyoncé and UNICEF to help change the lives of hundreds of thousands of girls and women in Burundi,” said Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Gucci. "Through our commitment to BeyGood4Burundi, we continue the mission of Chime for Change to provide education, health and justice to girls and women globally.”



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“This is a testament to the power of one woman’s passion and the power of partnership,” said Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD initiative. “On World Water Day I’m delighted that our friends and partners Gucci and Chime for Change also believe that ‘Water Is Life’ and are moved to action by joining forces with us. Now we will be able to help nearly a half million people have access to safe, clean water.”  

35 wells have already been built in Burundi and Gucci’s pledge to the project will facilitate the construction of 80 additional water sources

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Gucci’s partnership with UNICEF was launched in 2005, and has since raised more than $21M and reached more than 7.5 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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