Ford and Lao Ford City Grant $25,000 to Confluence Nonprofit
Ford Motor Company and its local distribution partner in Laos, Lao Ford City, have awarded a grant totaling $25,000 USD to nonprofit Confluence as part of its Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants Initiative.
Confluence focuses on providing water management systems and resources and education tools to help improve sanitation and hygiene conditions for those living in more remote areas of Laos. The grant will be used to help Confluence carry out its mission in two villages in Luang Prabang.
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“We are proud of our ongoing efforts and contributions that help provide real and long-term benefits to the people of Laos,” said Dilip Jesuthasan, general manager, Lao Ford City. “This is exactly what the Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants stands for, and is one of many ways that Ford goes further to improve the quality of life in the communities where we do business.”
Ford initiated its Conservation and Environmental Grants program in 1983 with the aim of helping both communities and the planet in general. Over the course of nearly 25 years, Ford’s program has awarded more than $5 million USD in grants for projects spread out across 60 different countries. The Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants program was originally introduced in Loas in 2005.
Past projects to which Ford and Lao Ford City have contributed include grants for improving road safety and scholarships to help youths achieve higher education in addition to further efforts to provide clean water and proper sanitation and hygiene techniques to remote areas of the country.