Nearly one billion people in South Asia live without access to adequate sanitation. More than 700 million are exposed to critical health risks as a result.
Source: WaterAid 2011
Nestlé believes that education and empowerment of students can enhance the quality of life in communities. To facilitate this objective, promote a healthier and cleaner environment and support Sri Lanka in achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 - Reducing Child Mortality, we have set up 23 sanitation facilities in village schools in Makandura, Galewela, Pannala and Anuradhapura. These facilities currently benefit almost 5,000 students and will benefit future generations of children in Sri Lanka as well.