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 TCCF’s flagship African program contributing to helping Africa achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals on clean water and sanitation access (SDG 6). RAIN aims to improve the lives of six million people in Africa through WASH and other water-based initiatives.
• Measurably improve the lives of 6 million people in Africa through improved WASH
• Economically empower up to 250,000 women and youth through water-based initiatives
• Return up to 18,5 billion liters of water to communities and nature.
Achievements to Date
• 23,000 employment opportunities created
• 5 million people reached
• More than 450,000 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 140 partners, including governments, the private sector and civil society.
Empowering women and youth
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.