Beyoncé and her foundation BeyGOOD announced a new initiative at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Friday morning. The artist's organization is teaming with UNICEF to help raise money to help bring more clean water to citizens of Burundi. There are also two limited edition shirts for sale, the sales of which will benefit UNICEF’s support of Burundi.
A post on Beyoncé's website explains the new charitable effort. "Burundi is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa with nearly half of the population lacking access to clean, safe drinking water," it says. "With your help, nearly half a million people will gain access to safe water, as BEYGOOD4BURUNDI and UNICEF will support building water supply systems for healthcare facilities and schools, and the drilling of boreholes, wells and springs to bring safe water to districts."
During the Formation World Tour in 2016, Beyoncé used the umbrella organization to partner with United Way and charities at the local level during her tour stops. In February of last year, BeyGOOD also said that it would help out relief efforts in Flint Michigan's water crisis.