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Beyonce has marked World Water Day by unveiling a new partnership with Gucci to provide clean water to more than 120,000 people in Burundi, Africa. According to, the superstar and humanitarian has secured a $1 million donation from fashion executives for her BeyGood4Burundi initiative, which she launched at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) last summer.

The news was announced on Thursday to coincide with World Water Day, highlighting the global shortage and continued lack of access to clean water in many poor countries.

The money will help with the construction of 80 wells in the poverty-stricken African nation, giving 120,000 residents regular access to non-contaminated water.

“Through our commitment to BeyGood4Burundi, we continue the mission of Chime for Change to provide education, health and justice to girls and women globally.”

Beyonce’s Burundi campaign has already provided 35 new wells to locals, and is on track to service 366,000 people with clean water by 2020.

Gucci and Beyonce also work together on the Chime For Change charity organization, which they co-founded with actress Salma Hayek in 2013.

The initiative fits perfectly with the aim of the Chime for Change organization, as giving local communities better access to clean water means women and girls will no longer be at risk of being attacked on their long walks to collect water for their families. It also allows young females to stay in school instead of go on the daily search for water.