Giving them joy of clean water

IT WAS the horrific sight of red welts and open sores that moved Amore-Pacific Malaysia Laneige brand general manager Foong Winnie and Global Peace Foundation chief executive officer Dr Teh Su Thye to do something for the children of Kampung Binjai, an orang asli village in Pahang.
In sharing the inspiration for “Waterful Sharing Campaign”, an effort to bring filtered drinkable water to underprivileged communities, Teh and Foong said the children first showed symptoms of skin rashes after bathing in a stagnant pond.
“That was when we suspected the children may be suffering from bacterial infection due to the presence of parasites in the water,” said Teh.
Those with ready access to treated pipe water may take their daily supply of fresh clean water for granted at the mere turn of a tap.
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