Gap Inc. welcomed WaterAid to the Women + Water Global Development Alliance (W+W Alliance) as an implementing partner. Launched in 2017 with USAID, the five-year program aims to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities in India touched by the apparel industry. WaterAid will complement the work of existing partners including CARE, Water.org, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities and will focus on ensuring continuous access to clean drinking water.
Through the W+W Alliance, USAID and Gap Inc. seek to ensure the sustained and scalable impact of water, sanitation and hygiene programming and the advancement of women.
Melissa Fifield, Senior Director, Global Sustainability, Gap Inc. said, "We’re pleased to welcome WaterAid to the W+W Alliance to lend its proven expertise engaging and empowering community leaders to build accountability with local government. WaterAid will help the W+W Alliance improve regional water security by significantly expanding the role of women and youth in community decision-making and water resource management."