The initiative was started in collaboration with UNICEF last year, and has since earned the support of Gucci and Chime for Change. According to estimates, Burundi—one of Africa's most populated countries—only had safe drinking water for roughly half of its citizens at the time. The lack of access has contributed to the rise of waterborne diseases. As UNICEF explains in their breakdown, lack of safe water is particularly dangerous for young women.
Gucci's donation will help BeyGood reach their goal of 80 new wells, with Women's Wear Daily reporting that this would provide access to clean water for more than 120,000 people. 35 wells have already been built, all thanks to BeyGood and UNICEF. In a statement Thursday, Gucci boss Marco Bizzarri said he was "proud" to help with Beyoncé and UNICEF's water improvement efforts.
By 2020, BeyGood is projected to help provide access to safe drinking water for more than 366,000 women and children. For more info, including how to make a donation of your own, head here.
Last month, Gucci pledged $500,000 to the nationwide gun control demonstrations happening this weekend with March for Our Lives. Saturday, thousands of students and anyone with a sane stance on guns will hit Washington D.C. and their own communities to demand action from our lawmakers.