The Replenish Africa Initiative
Launched by The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) in 2010 in response to the severe health challenges faced by millions of Africans living without access to safe drinking water, the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) aims to improve access to safe water for six million people in Africa by 2020. RAIN is backed by an eleven-year commitment by TCCAF and made possible through the support of more than 140 partners who provide development expertise and additional resources required to implement the projects sustainably. To date, RAIN has made investments to reach two million people with sustainable, safe water access in 37 of Africa’s 55 countries by the end of 2015. In addition to safe water and sanitation access, RAIN’s new 2020 commitment will deliver programming to uplift women, youth, and their families by creating employment opportunities through water, providing training in water and business management, and supporting water enterprise. RAIN also is providing safe water access, sanitation and hygiene in schools for more than 300,000 children to improve their education environments, and is providing sanitation, often first time access, to more than 350,000 people in 37 countries.