Access to clean water and sanitation is vital for people’s survival, particularly children, and reduces their risk of suffering from life-threatening diseases.
In December 2012 the Volvo Group entered a partnership with the global charity organization Oxfam by making a donation to three projects designed to improve access to clean water and sanitation for communities in Haiti, Indonesia and Ethiopia who are impacted by natural disasters.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries. For over 70 years, Oxfam has led the way in responding to disasters and has become a world authority on emergency water and sanitation.
In Ethiopia Oxfam will use the Volvo Group’s contribution to manage water and sanitation infrastructure and services for 31,000 people.
With the support of the Volvo Group, Oxfam initiated a project in Haiti that will help 1,750 families relocate to safe neighborhoods following the devastating earthquake of January 2010. In Indonesia, the Volvo Group’s support contributes to the implementation of community based disaster risk management in targeted villages, empowering local communities through capacity building and advocacy. Finally, in Ethiopia Oxfam will use the Volvo Group’s contribution to manage water and sanitation infrastructure and services for 31,000 people.