Supoort by SIKA
Since 2008, the GNF realized by the generous support of Sika AG various drinking water projects in Africa. In Burundi, approx. 5,000 people, especially children, have now access to clean drinking water in the villages Kagwema and Rukaramu north-west of Burundi's capital Bujumbura. In Kenya, the 30,000 residents of the village Kandara, about 30 km north of the town of Thika, have access to clean water since the beginning of 2014. In addition to these completed projects four more plants are currently being built in the Ivory Coast.
Our project “Cups for Drinking Water”, launched in 2009 in cooperation with TUI, the football club Hannover 96, and the fan club “Rote Kurve”, had to be stopped in the end of the last season, because the deposit cups were subject to security issues. Persistent persuading efforts by GNF made the club’s administration change their mind. From the 22nd August 2015, the project will resume with a revised cup-design.
Africa''s problems are manifold: disease, famine, drought, political unrest and corruption. Worldwide over 900 million people have no access to clean drinking water. Inadequate drinking water supply, especially in developing countries such as Kenya, is the main cause of many diseases and deaths. Also, the Ivory Coast is struggling with these problems. In many regions of the country especially access to clean drinking water is not self-evident and water-related diseases such as cholera and diarrhea are common. According to the WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) in 2012, 55 % of households in rural areas of Kenya are supplied with water and have access to sanitation, in the Ivory Coast, the rate amounted to was 68 %.