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Record-Breaking Athlete Katie Spotz Visits School in South Africa to Promote Water Access

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Last month, Katie Spotz, a world-record holder for the youngest solo ocean rower, visited Mzomtsha School near East London, South Africa. Mzomtsha School is one of more than 70 schools supported by H2O for Life, an organization that provides a service-learning opportunity for schools, youth groups, and faith-based organizations to raise awareness about the water crisis while taking action to provide funds for water, sanitation and hygiene education

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Let It RAIN—Taking Our Replenish Africa Initiative to the Next Level

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When The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) announced the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) in 2009, we thought setting a goal to improve sustainable access to safe water for 2 million people in Africa by the end of 2015 was bold and ambitious. Maybe it was. But, with collaboration and dedication with more than 140 global and local partners, it also was possible. I am proud to say since RAIN’s launch, the program has reached

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Lessons from The Golden Triangle: Driving Impact in Africa

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Over a decade ago, I began making the journey from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta to collaborate with The Coca-Cola Company on its landmark water risk assessment and water stewardship plans. Today, Coca-Cola is a leader – perhaps the corporate leader – on addressing water risk and replenishing the water it uses around the world. Public and private partners from around the world seek the company’s expertise and partnership. On this journey together,

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Empowering Africans through Safe Water Access

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Today is a day where I feel a sense of pride. Why? Because today, I had the pleasure of announcing the expansion of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s (TCCAF) Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) at the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu, Korea. TCCAF is pledging an additional US $35 million to support Pan-African safe water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs for 4 million people by 2020. That will bring the total number of

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Safe Water Access: #CokeH2O Twitter Chat Recap and Responses

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On Aug. 14 @CocaColaCo hosted a highly engaged #CokeH2O Twitter chat focusing on the importance of safe water access in Africa and beyond. Chat participants asked a total of 24 questions and shared insights with our three expert panelists: CEO of Water for People, Ned Breslin (@NedBreslin), President of Global Environment and Technology Foundation, Naabia Ofosu-Amaah (@Global­_Water) and Global Water Stewardship Director

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Safe Water Access in Africa: #CokeH2O Twitter Chat August 14 via @CocaColaCo

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Thanks to all who participated! Keep an eye on this page in the following days for a recap of our chat and answers to all questions we couldn't get to in time.Join the Conversation – Safe Water Access in Africa – Aug. 14, 12:30 p.m. ET Coca-Cola has been a part of the economic and social fabric of Africa for nearly 90 years. Our depth of experience and connection with its people has made us long believe in the great promise and possibility

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Opinion: Why Coke is Upping its Planned Investments in Africa

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A real bright spot in the global economy, Africa continues to achieve robust growth rates. In 2013, in fact, five of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies belonged to African nations. And consumer spending, already rising, is expected to boom between now and 2030, reaching $2.2 trillion per year. That’s more than three times the $680 billion spent by Africa’s consumers in 2008. It should be no great surprise, then, that The Coca-Cola Company

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Coca-Cola Invests an Additional US$5 Billion for Long-Term Sustainable Growth in Africa

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Coca-Cola Also Expands its Replenish Africa Initiative To Bring Safe Water Access to 6 Million People Across the Continent by 2020   WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 – The Coca-Cola Company and its African bottling partners today announced a new investment of US$5 billion during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit here.  The investment, to be made over the next six years, increases its total announced investment in Africa to $17 billion

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Improved livelihoods and productivity in Ethiopia

Ethiopia ranks among the lowest countries in the world in levels of safe water and sanitation coverage.  66% of Ethiopia's 83 million citizens do not have access to an improved water supply and 79% lack access to basic sanitation.  The majority of Ethiopia's citizens live in rural areas where rates of coverage are even worse.  Among rural Ethiopians, only 34% have access to an improved water supply RAIN Ethiopia is supporting

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RAIN: The Replenish Africa Initiative

The lack of safe drinking water in Africa is no secret. Every year, preventable waterborne illnesses claim the lives of millions of Africans. No single organization can resolve the continent’s water crisis, but business, civil society, NGOs and government can work together to develop sustainable solutions. The Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) aims to improve access to clean water for 2 million people in Africa by 2015. RAIN is backed by a

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