Beyoncé and Gucci announced a partnership to bring clean water to the African country of Burundi, where almost half the population cannot access it.
In honour of the freshwater awareness day, Gucci donated $1 million to Beyoncé’s BeyGood4Burundi initiative, which she founded last year with UNICEF to “help bring safe water to the most vulnerable women and children in the ‘Heart of Africa.'” Gucci’s donation, according to WWD, will help construct 80 wells that will provide clean water to more than 120,000 more people.
“Gucci and Chime for Change are proud to stand with Beyoncé and Unicef to help change the lives of hundreds of thousands of girls and women in Burundi,” said Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri in a statement to WWD. “Through our commitment to BeyGood4Burundi, we continue the mission of Chime for Change to provide education, health and justice to girls and women globally.”