Would You Let Your Child Drink this Water?

P&G Clean Water

Could you imagine your child drinking water from this stream?

My son loves playing with muddy water but I could never, ever imagine a life where this is the water I had to give my children to drink, could you? Imagine the bacteria, viruses, and parasites found in dirty drinking water…


The sad truth is that millions of people don’t have access to clean water across the world. Contaminated water like this kills children like mine and yours every day more than the diseases HIV/AIDS and malaria combined!

I talk all the time about the importance of drinking water for good health – Water affects every single cell, tissue, and organ in your body – without it, your body just can’t work correctly. Water protects our spinal cord, tissues, joints, boosts our immune systems, increases energy, lends to healthy weight, and more.

Contaminated water isn’t just dirty, it’s deadly. Tens of millions of people are sick by water-related ailments. 2/3rds of us underestimate the number of people affected by not having clean drinking water – it’s 10% of the world’s population! Women across the globe spend 14+ hours weekly trying to collect clean water for their families.

The good news is that over the past 175 years, P&G has taken the cleaning innovation of brands such as Tide, Bounty, Pantene and Crest to produce a water treatment is size of a tea bag that can transform lives.

This is a sponsored conversation through The Motherhood for P&G.

P&G Purifier of Water Packets – Giver of Life

All life needs water, that is why I call the P&G Purifier of Water packets the “giver of life” because that is exactly the past 9 billion liters of clean drinking water provided through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program has delivered – life. With clean water, people have better health and better educational and economic opportunities

There is a huge difference between the cup of dirty, contaminated water on the left and the clean drinking water on the right.

P&G Clean Water

Children who drink the water on the right are healthier, they are not suffering from being ill from the diseases and viruses caused by drinking dirty water.

P&G has partnered with the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention over 15 years ago to invent the P&G Purifier of Water packets. They have set a goal to deliver 15 billion liters of clean drinking water to save lives in developing countries by 2020.

P&G Purifier of Water packets

By adding a P&G Purifier of Water packet to contaminated water and stirring, contaminants fall to the bottom and are then strained out.

P&G Purifier of Water packets
We were able to try this out at home and were amazed by the results! Since our water isn’t dirty and contaminated, we added dirt to water first.

P&G Children's Clean Water Program

We added the P&G water purifier and stirred for 5 minutes.

P&G Children's Clean Water Program

The results were amazing! All of the dirt clumped together at the bottom.


Next, we poured the water into a clean cup through a paper towel. The dirt stayed on top of the paper towel, leaving behind fresh, clean water.


Experience the magic of dirty water transforming into clean drinking water right before your eyes…

With one single P&G Purifier of Water packet, people can purify 10 liters of dirty water in just 30 minutes. Clean water at a fraction of the time for the women around the world responsible for obtaining clean drinking water for their families!


P&G works with over 150 partners to get these life saving packets into the hands of those that lack clean water every day.

Do you have 10¢ to give a family water for a day?

Would you and your family consider donating to help get water to those that need it if you know that just 10¢ could provide a family of 5 clean water for an entire day?

Could your family spare $7.50 to give a child water for a year? How about $30 to provide enough water for an entire year for a family?

Every donation, large and small is appreciated on the Children’s Safe Drinking Water website.

Enter P&G Giveaway

You have the chance to win a $50 basket filled with P&G products, plus a $30 donation in your honor to provide clean water for a family in need for one year.
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No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of US & DC who are 18 years of age or older. Giveaway starts 10/08/2015 and ends 10/22/2015. Sponsored by The Motherhood in partnership with Procter and Gamble. For the full list of rules, click here.

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