NME Festival blog: Beyoncé’s latest charity project is bringing a lot of people clean water

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The singer has partnered with Unicef, Gucci, and Chime For Change on BEYGOOD4BURUNDI

Beyoncé has given an update on her BEYGOOD4BURUNDI campaign on World Water Day.

The singer launched the initiative last summer, in partnership with UNICEF, to improve water, sanitation, and basic hygiene in hard to reach areas of the African nation of Burundi. According to a post on Beyoncé’s website, half the population in the country have no access to safe water.

In the latest update, the star announced she was teaming up with Gucci and Chime For Change on the campaign, with the fashion brand committing $1 million (£709,000) to help build an additional 80 wells to those originally planned, and provide 120,000 “women, girls, and their families” with access to clean water.

Beyoncé Burundi

Beyoncé

The post also states that 35 wells have now been completed. Beyoncé’s site says 366,000 women and children will be reached by these and further actions by the campaign by 2020.

For more details, visit the BEYGOODFORBURUNDI website, or donate here.

The singer and husband Jay-Z recently announced a joint tour, ‘On The Run II’. They previously headed out on the road together for a co-headlining tour in 2014.

The sequel will visit 15 cities across the UK and Europe, before stopping in 21 locations in North America. Cardiff will host the opening night of the tour, before they call at Glasgow, Manchester, London and the continent.



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