GNF - Drinking Cups for Drinking Water

Drinking Cups for Drinking Water

Water Projects in Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa


Edgar Prib is patron of the campaign "Drinking Cups for Drinking Water".


From September 2018, Edgar Prib, midfielder at Hannover 96, will be patron of the "Drinking Cups for Drinking Water" campaign. His personal thanks and respect go to the numerous volunteers who guarantee the smooth running of the donation campaign at the home games.


The kick-off of the 2018/2019 Bundesliga season in August 2018 marked the start of the eighth joint season of the "Drinking Cups for Drinking Water" campaign. Football fans still have the opportunity to donate the deposit on their drinking cups for drinking water projects in Africa at home matches in Hannover. In the past season we achieved a record of 52,463 cups, with the deposit donation of 1 Euro per cup, the campaign receives sensational support.


Since the start of the joint campaign in August 2009, more than 330,000 Euro have been donated by June 2018, and over 82,000 people in Africa now enjoy clean water in the immediate vicinity of their homes. In Kenya, more than 35,000 people benefit from eight filter systems built, in Ivory Coast a total of 119 groundwater pumps have been put into operation and in Senegal a well garden supplies pupils, teachers and local residents with water and home-grown vegetables. A great success - a heartfelt thank you to all football fans, the numerous volunteers at the cup stands in the HDI Arena and to all supporters and sponsors.


Pumps in Côte d'Ivoire


With the know-how of our partner organisation ADER (Action pour le Developpement et l´Encadrement Rural), groundwater pumps are to be built or repaired in other villages. This decentralised water supply makes daily life easier for local residents and ensures access to groundwater that is safe from a health point of view. Until now, women and girls in particular have had to travel long distances to draw water from streams, rivers or water points, which is often contaminated by germs.


In August and in November 2018, a further nine pumps were repaired in the communities of Diané, Ourené and Sandougou (2 pumps), Dingouin, Gnongoin, Gogouin (2 pumps) and Mangouin, supplying a total of 7,420 villagers with fresh groundwater. These repairs were made possible by donations made last season.


Water supply in South Africa


As part of a comprehensive GNF project on sustainable community development in rural areas of KwaZulu Natal, the infrastructure for decentralised groundwater supply are also being built in the three villages of Zonyam, Cotland and Hlambanyati in the Gumbi community.


Further information can be found at:

 French Logo of the campaign "Drinking Cups for Drinking Water"
 Women at the pump in the village Dantomba, Ivory Coast
 The village community of Nimbo, Ivory Coast
 Children in Nimbo, Ivory Coast
 Well garden in Senegal


Stefan Hörmann

Global Nature Fund - Office Bonn

Phone: +49 228 184 86 94 11



IG Rote Kurve – 96 Supporters Club



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Augsut 2009 / August 2015


Kenya, Ivory Coast, Senegal, South Africa


Hannover 96, IG Rote Kurve – 96 Supporters Club


Habitat for Humanity, Action pour le Developpement et l´Encadrement Rural (ADER), FORWAC (Friends of Rural Women and Children)