Rwanda: Pres. Clinton, Chelsea promote clean water

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are promoting clean water in Rwanda.

The two Clintons wrapped up a two-day visit to Rwanda on Tuesday. On Monday the pair watched as water purification chemical packets turned a bucket of dirty and unsafe water into sanitary drinking water.

The former president called the process “magical.” Clinton said he spends a lot of time trying to reduce the mortality rate of children, which involves reducing malnutrition but also ensuring access to clean water.

Greg Allgood of World Vision said the purification project launched along with Procter & Gamble Co. will provide 75 million liters of clean drinking water by the end of 2013.

The two Clintons are on a five-country tour of Africa. The pair landed in South Africa later Tuesday.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s