In 2022, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation launched a year-long partnership with the international nonprofit WaterAid, empowering women in the town of Budhni, India, to make sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) a reality.
Budhni is a small town with significant WASH needs that is more difficult to reach compared to industrial hubs where the situation is less acute.
This commitment builds on the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation’s goal to address critical community needs and empower vulnerable populations. It supports WaterAid’s mission is to help people in the world’s most vulnerable communities transform their lives through access to clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene. WaterAid works in more than 30 countries, building resilience for millions against the threat of water insecurity.
WaterAid’s new program in Budhni, India, is a key step toward reaching its goal of universal clean water access, impacting the lives of 25,000 people in homes, schools, healthcare centers and local communities with clean water systems, hygiene and menstrual hygiene education. It will also deliver essential water, sanitation and hygiene services in factories in coordination with current Ralph Lauren Corporate partner, HERproject™.