About the Replenish Africa Initiative
Backed by a $65 million-dollar commitment, The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) introduced the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) in 2009 in response to the lack of water and sanitation faced by nearly 300 million Africans. Managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), RAIN is The Coca-Cola Foundation’s flagship community water program contributing to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals on clean water and sanitation access (SDG 6) in Africa.
Achievements to Date
• Over 6 million people with improved WASH access across 41 countries
• More than 4,000 communities positively impacted
• Enabled the empowerment of more than 480,000 women and girls
• More than 454,500 hectares of land under improved management
Our Key Focus Areas
RAIN makes catalytic investments to positively transform the lives of over 6MM people in Africa through a wide range of water-based initiatives, including
RAIN improves community access to water and sanitation while promoting improved hygiene behaviors for positive impacts on health and development.
RAIN projects promote efficient and sustainable use of water for economic development.
RAIN projects help in conserving or restoring water quantity and quality in critical water basins that provide upstream economic services and downstream community water supply.
Projects are tailored to address each community’s specific needs, harnessing resources from a network of over 300 partners, including governments, the private sector and civil society.
Enabling women and youth empowerment
by creating economic opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship and skill generation related to WASH services, productive use of water and watershed protection.
Building the capacity of utilities
to better serve the rapidly growing populations by improving WASH services and reducing non-revenue water.
Increasing water security
and building climate change resilience by protecting critical watersheds, supporting improved land management and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.