THE MANILA WATER FOUNDATION
Manila Water Company, Inc. established Manila Water Foundation in 2005 as an avenue to serve beyond the given mandate to provide water and used water services in the East Zone.
Manila Water Foundation is guided by the vision to become the enabler of change that will uplift the quality of life of Base of the Pyramid (BoP) communities, which are the poorest of the poor, through the provision of sustainable water and used water services.
As the corporate social responsibility arm of the Manila Water group in the Philippines, it is in a unique position to establish programs that provide water, the vital source of life, to those who do not have access to this basic need; educate people on water, sanitation and hygiene issues; and provide sustainable livelihood opportunities to community groups, with the support and commitment of Manila Water and its subsidiaries.
The programs of Manila Water Foundation have three key focus areas — water supply and sanitation, water education, and community assistance and livelihood. This enables a well-rounded social landscape within the community as they are provided access to water, a basic need, and are taught how to use it properly. Livelihood opportunities allow them to financially support their everyday living expenses and engage in more productive activities.