Coca-Cola in partnership with Kicukiro district, Water for People and WASAC on Wednesday launched the ‘Reaching everyone in Kicukiro district’ water project to rehabilitate and resize the existing network so as to address the challenges of water rationing and improve access for over 50,000 people in the district.
The support is part of The Coca Cola Foundation’s continental program ‘Replenish Africa Initiative’ (RAIN) which aims to reach 6 million people in Africa with improved water by 2020.
In Rwanda, it is the third time that Coca-Cola, through its bottling company Bralirwa, embarks on a RAIN partnership with Water for People to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene access in Kicukiro. The partnership began in 2011 to improve access to safe drinking water for 63 communities in the Gahanga, Masaka, and Gatenga sectors, reaching over 30,000 people.
Coca-Cola, Water for People, and Kicukiro District expanded this partnership in 2014 to construct ECOSAN sanitation facilities and rainwater harvesting facilities in 14 schools to improve the overall WASH (WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene) conditions for over 20,000 children and school staff. At the same time, Coca-Cola also supported rainwater harvesting systems in Rusheshe settlement.