“WSUP is a valued partner in helping us to build sustainable communities through access to clean water and sanitation service delivery. Their focus on building local capacity and bringing the private sector, NGOs and research institutions together to focus on challenges in urban areas is directly in line with Coca-Cola’s community water partnership strategies. We are delighted to expand our impactful partnership with WSUP under the RAIN initiative,” said Dr. Susan Mboya-Kidero, President of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation.
Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)
Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) is a non-profit partnership between the private sector, NGOs and research institutions focused on solving the global problem of inadequate water and sanitation in low-income urban communities. It brings lasting solutions to low-income areas by working in partnership with service providers including water utilities, local authorities and businesses, and the communities they serve. WSUP strengthens the capacity of service providers to deliver sustainable city-wide water and sanitation services, promote good hygiene and raise the environmental standards of low-income communities.
WSUP is a RAIN partner, implementing projects in Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals and provide communities with clean water and sanitation services.
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In response to the severe water challenges faced by the nearly 300 million Africans living without access to clean water, TCCAF introduced the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) in 2009. RAIN recognizes the water projects that TCCC and its bottling partners have already supported on the continent (since 2005) and highlights TCCC’s new investment of US$30-million over six years (2010 to 2015) to water projects in Africa. RAIN aims to provide over 2 million people in Africa with access to clean water by the end of 2015. RAIN is TCCC’s contribution to helping Africa achieve the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals on clean water and sanitation access. TCCAF will leverage this US$30-million investment and aims to attract dollar-for-dollar match funding through 2015.