From Angola to Zimbabwe, The Replenish Africa Initiative or RAIN is providing women and their communities clean water that will keep everyone healthier. Reaching 2 million people by 2015, this powerful initiative is empowering women across the continent. RAIN is the signature community initiative of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. Backed by a US$30 million commitment, RAIN addresses the region’s greatest needs through projects that provide clean drinking water, expand access to sanitation, and promote hygiene. Learn more.
The Support My School campaign and its partners provide basic amenities in rural and semi-urban schools across India to benefit girls and their education. The lack of basic necessities such as access to water, sanitation and other facilities often results in poor attendance and dropouts, especially in female students due to their need for bathroom facilities. This campaign has reached out to over 100 schools, impacting over 43,000 children across eight states in India including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Learn more.
Global Grassroots provides women with a livelihood and enables women to become community leaders. This organization is dedicated to launching new women-led water ventures, each of which is estimated to provide clean water for between 1,000 – 2,500 people in the first year of operations. All Global Grassroots projects are non-profit, are designed to be financially sustainable.Each women-led water venture ensures girls go to school instead of collecting water, abolishes sexual exploitation for water delivery, eliminates water-borne disease and protects women from violence at remote water sites. Learn more.
Water For People’s Everyone Forever initiative is a unique programmatic effort to support lasting water and sanitation for everyone, including women and girls, in targeted districts and municipalities, forever. Working with key sector partners at the local and national levels, this initiative facilitates a model for greater replication, laying the groundwork for full water and sanitation coverage. Water For People is focusing its Everyone Forever programming in order to increase access to safe drinking water, improve sanitation, and provide hygiene education. Learn more.