Press Release: LIXIL and UNICEF to Improve Sanitation and Hygiene in Bihar and Odisha
LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, and UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organization, have announced the expansion of the ‘Make a Splash!’ partnership into India to build a viable sanitation and hygiene ecosystem serving 3.5 million people.
SATO, part of LIXIL and a provider of affordable toilets and handwashing solutions, will spearhead efforts to expand the availability, affordability, and quality of viable sanitation goods and services and will jointly work with UNICEF to mobilize communities and build sanitation markets in the states of Bihar and Odisha.
This expansion builds on the success of the partnership’s first three years, which resulted in improved sanitation and hygiene for 2.9 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. In its fourth year of “Make a Splash!” the scope has now been expanded to cover India along with Indonesia and Nigeria, three of the world’s most populous countries.
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