Water for a Generation

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Between 2009 and 2012, RAIN Swaziland created 50 water sources for the people of Swaziland and impacted the lives of nearly 20% of the country's population. http://www.coca-colacompany.com/rain/ The RAIN Swaziland project was launched at a critical juncture in the fight against AIDS in the country as the Ministry of Health was preparing to decentralize TB and HIV/AIDS care and treatment to rural clinics. RAIN Swaziland focused on benefitting rural areas, where 75% of Swazis live. At the time, access to water was especially challenging in these areas, with only 60% of rural residents having access to safe water (WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program). Responding to the need for programs that these rural communities would be able to sustain , RAIN employed innovative technologies including solar water pumps and point of collection chlorine dispensers to provide clean and safe water. The program also trained community WASH trainers and educate 50,000 individuals in environmentally sound water practices, sanitation, and hygiene Projects were located at clinics and schools, as well as the surrounding communities. Providing water for garden project to support people living with HIV/AIDS is also a main component of this project which was implemented by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM, the implementing organization). Read More

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