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PMD Beauty knows that safe water and Health & Hygiene education is critical to keeping a vulnerable community healthy. We are honored to announce that PMD Beauty is partnering with Healing Waters to sponsor Health & Hygiene training around the world. In celebration of #WorldWaterDay, we are kicking off this strategic sponsorship by bringing safe water and health & hygiene education to a community in Panla, Guatemala.

“We fully believe in and support Healing Waters efforts to teach and train women and children about health and hygiene. These efforts align with our mission to build Brilliant Confidence at the most basic level that many of us take for granted.”

Sam Alexander, CEO of PMD Beauty

During the Panla event launch, women & children learned about the importance of handwashing, looked through a microscope to learn about germs, and now understand the importance of safe water and health & hygiene practices in their daily life. Check out the photos below from the Panla kick-off event.

A Community in Need

The Panla community is home to 75 families of indigenous ethnicity. They are farmers who grow corn, beans, chili, bananas, and make marzipan. Economically they have scarce resources with some earning only a daily wage of Q30.00 ($3.89 US Dollars). They speak the language Mayan Kechí and their second language is Spanish. The families preserve the Mayan customs and traditions passed down from generation to generation.

Diarrhea or gastrointestinal illness prevails and affects the life of these family frequently.
Most of the population has had stomach problems due to poor health habits, poor diet, the consumption of dirty water, and poor food handling. Many suffer from illnesses such as stomach pain and diarrhea caused by amoebas and parasites. Most of the population knows that the water they consume is contaminated, but most families, due to their low economic resources, do not have the ability or the access to buy purified water.

Safe Water and Health & Hygiene for Panla

Very few people in Panla were practicing good handwashing with soap, except on important occasions. One of the greatest needs for this village was health & hygiene training for women and for children.

The CDC reports that if everyone routinely just washed their hands with soap and water, a million deaths a year could be prevented. That is why our PMD-sponsored Health & Hygiene Training Program focuses on teaching women and children about health and hygiene. Children are forming habits that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. And women tend to be the keepers and influencers of the health and hygiene of the family and home. A sampling of our PMD/HWI curriculum topics include: Water is Life or Death, How Germs Make Us Sick, Wash Your Hands, Healthy Body On The Outside, Nutrition for The Family, and much more. The goal is to teach healthy habits that can prevent illness and save lives.

Our practical and adaptable education program has been taught in many countries and in dozens of contexts: inner-cities, rural villages, schools, churches, emergency shelters, health clinics, children’s homes, town-hall meetings, tutoring programs, drug rehab centers, child sponsorship programs, and
neighborhood patios.

About PMD Beauty

PMD Beauty is a premier beauty company offering smart beauty tools and skincare products to inspire and build #BrilliantConfidence. They believe that all women and men deserve to feel confident in their skin and in who they are. That is why a decade ago they began our journey of creating smart skincare tools that enable individuals to glow from the inside out. PMD believes that with the right tools and #brilliantconfidence in hand, you can be unstoppable and accomplish anything.

In an effort to spread Brilliant Confidence to all corners of the globe, PMD partners with non-profit organizations whose missions align with their own: that inspire, uplift, and support PMD’s mission to spread #brilliantconfidence. Throughout the years they have curated and produced a video series entitled #brilliantconfidence. The series shares the empowering stories of men and women who embody Brilliant Confidence. PMD’s hope is that sharing these stories will spark the same glow of confidence in others around the globe.

Through PMD’s Gives Back initiative, their goal is to make a difference with families across the world. PMD is committed to building confidence in your skin, your inner self, and your families. #pmdbeauty #brilliantconfidence #pmdgivesback 

We’re on a mission to end the global water crisis. We build holistic clean water solutions and spread God’s love in at-risk communities around the world, empowering people not just to survive, but to thrive – physically, socially and spiritually.

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