June 28, 2011 11:00 ET

ONE DROP Updates Progress in Annual Report

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 28, 2011) - With its 2010 annual report, submitted today to Guy Laliberté, the Chair of its Board of Directors, ONE DROP is able to show a positive track record for its three years of operation. During this period, ONE DROP, its partners, its donors and local communities have worked together in favour of access to water for all and the sound management of this resource, in the aim of building or rebuilding lives, feeding populations, improving health and promoting education—in short, creating a world of possibility.

In concrete terms, integrated water-access projects—namely, projects Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti, and the ONE DROP pilot project in Nicaragua (carried out between 2005 and 2010)—continue to achieve the expected results and, in so doing, serve as engines for the development of at-risk rural communities. 2010 also marked the beginning of a new development phase, which will soon bring ONE DROP to take action in India, West Africa and Southeast Asia.

"ONE DROP continues to reach out to the entire world in order to achieve its dream of providing access to safe water to all, today and tomorrow," stated Lili-Anna Pereša, Executive Director of ONE DROP. "There is a great deal left to do, as close to one billion people worldwide still lack access to this vital resource. We must do more, together, for future generations. It all starts with one drop of water—every action counts!"

ONE DROP organized four LA SOIRÉE ONE DROP benefit events around the world in 2010. Furthermore, the travelling multisensory experience AQUA, which seeks to raise everyone's awareness of water issues, has already welcomed over 200,000 visitors in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa.


ONE DROP would especially like to thank its founding partners—Cirque du Soleil, Royal Bank of Canada, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Oxfam—as well as all the friends and donors of ONE DROP.


ONE DROP—an initiative of Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil—is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) with its headquarters in Montreal, Canada. With its unique arts-based approach, ONE DROP helps to ensure sustainable development for communities by implementing educational projects, providing adapted solutions for access to safe water and granting microfinance loans. Creative projects led by ONE DROP seek to raise the public's awareness of water-related issues and to encourage the adoption of responsible water management practices.

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