PepsiCo Commits to Help Provide Access to Safe Water in India

PepsiCo grants $8 million to help enable approximately 800,000 people to access safe water by 2016.

WaterCredit Initiative – PepsiCo

In 2008, the PepsiCo Foundation contributed $4.1 million to resulting, to date, in more than 250,000 people accessing improved water and/or sanitation through initiatives funded by microfinance loans. In 2011, The PepsiCo Foundation expands its commitment to help scale WaterCredit with $8 Million Contribution to Scale ‘WaterCredit’ Across India. This second grant (2011–2016) is double the size of India’s WaterCredit portfolio. By the end of year 2013, the PepsiCo Foundation funded eff orts with directly benefited more than 700,000 people in India by providing access to safe water. The average global WaterCredit loan is $188; 91 percent of loan recipients are women; the global repayment rate for such loans is 99 percent.

Water stewardship is a central part of Performance with Purpose – PepsiCo’s mission to deliver sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet. The PepsiCo Foundation’s support for is part of the company’s commitment to global water stewardship. As part of this commitment, PepsiCo has pledged to:

  • Provide access to safe water to three million people in developing countries by the end of 2015;
  • Improve water use efficiency by 20 percent per unit of production by 2015; and
  • Strive for “positive water balance” in water-distressed areas.



    Development Consulting, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    At they envision the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water and experience the dignity of a toilet. For 25 years, they have been at the forefront of developing...

  • PepsiCo Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail...

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Key Information

LocationIndia, South Asia
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 8 Million