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Clean Water, Fresh Start: Saving Lives in Malaysia

Communities Unite for Pure water (CUP) is a Global Peace Foundation (GPF) initiative in Malaysia that aims to uplift the welfare of rural and underserved communities through the provision of clean water. To date, CUP has benefited over 4,256 people in 21 communities across Malaysia through technical solutions that improve access to water, filtration technology that provides clean drinking water, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) training that increases knowledge and awareness on water management and hygiene. 

By helping rural communities provide for their basic needs, the process of empowerment allows locals to improve every aspect of their lives and contribute to uplifting their families and neighbors as leaders of positive change and a brighter future.

The CUP project is one of the first eight projects selected for the Social Outcome Fund, a funding model by Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) that seeks to drive funding for social intervention programs by social-purpose organizations to address social issues. This CUP project in Sarawak is funded by YTL Power and has provided 400 people in two communities—Kampung Sion, Tapah and Kampung Semada Belatok, Serian—with access to clean water. The project, which began in February 2018, will be completed by February 2019.