PepsiCo Foundation activities in India
PepsiCo's philanthropic anchor, PepsiCo Foundation is committed to developing sustainable partnerships and programmes that provide opportunities for improved health and inclusion and a better environment.
The foundation supports projects in the following focus areas:
Project: This research project focuses on reducing chronic diseases by promoting healthy diets and physical activity and controlling tobacco use. The project is being implemented through integrated interventions to drive policy and environmental changes.
Impact: Lower rates of obesity and chronic diseases (cardiovascular problems and diabetes).
Reach: 12,000 people in Kerala.
India grant: $1.13mn during 2007–10.
Project: The project catalyzes community-based interventions to deliver integrated health and nutrition solutions to children under 5, young mothers and pregnant and lactating women. Save the Children works with community health educators to provide families important information about health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.
Reach: 100,000 people in Rajasthan. (The project reaches 50,000 beneficiaries including children under 5, young mothers and pregnant and lactating women through health and nutrition interventions. It reaches another 50,000 people through water and sanitation initiatives.
India grant: $4.4mn during 2009–11.
Project: The project tests methods that deliver 'more crop per drop'. This approach focuses on water security through water harvesting, recharging, watershed management and innovative irrigation practices. It is envisaged that the project will empower private and public communities with practical new methods to use water more efficiently both now and in the future. The project is developing research, tools, and strategies to improve agricultural income and water use through policy reform and private sector contributions to the agricultural value chain in terms of market development, technology transfer and risk management.
Reach: 500 farmers across Punjab and Gujarat.
India grant: $1.15mn during 2008–10.
Project: This project focuses on providing affordable potable water at the community level by harvesting rainwater, installing small water village kiosk purification systems and building cisterns and community tanks.
Reach: 55,000 people across Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.India grant: $1.1mn during 2008
Project: The project acts as a catalyst to introduce microfinance to the water and sanitation sector and provides household water connections and toilets.
Reach: 150,000 people in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Maharashtra. Water.org is one of the Foundation's largest partnerships in terms of reach.
India grant: $3.64mm during 2008–10.