GNF - Drinking Cups for Drinking Water

Drinking Cups for Drinking Water

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


The tenth joint season of the campaign "Drinking cups for drinking water" has begun. Football fans still have the opportunity to donate their drinking cups for drinking water projects in Africa at home games in Hannover. In the last season 2018/2019, we collected 51,228 Euro in donations. With the deposit donation of 1 Euro per cup, the campaign continues to receive sensational support.


Since the launch of the initiative in August 2009, 364,922 Euro in donations have been reached by June 2019, and more than 91,150 people in Africa are now enjoying clean water in the immediate vicinity of their homes. In Kenya, over 7,200 people benefit from seven built filter systems and reservoirs, in Ivory Coast more than 120 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. The construction of a widely ramified pump and pipe system means that, for the first time, running, clean water will reach the households of the 5,000 inhabitants in three villages of the Gumbi community in South Africa.


Stefan Hörmann, a passionate soccer fan and campaign supervisor at GNF, summarizes: "The campaign Drinking cups for drinking water is a great success thanks to the tireless efforts of our volunteers at the cup stands in the HDI Arena. Hannover96 also provides great support every year. For example, we can regularly advertise the campaign prominently before the home games with interviews, photos and recordings on the stadium advertisements. The fans, for their part, reward this with their constantly growing cup donations."


New pumps in Côte d'Ivoire


With the expertise of our partner organisation ADER (Action pour le Developpement et l´Encadrement Rural) we repair wells in villages in the Montagnes district. This decentralised water supply makes daily life easier for local residents and ensures access to groundwater that is harmless to health. 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.


Seven new pumps were repaired in the summer of 2019 in the communities of Thè, Bielé, Kandopleu and Gbonbelo, supplying 8,100 villagers with fresh groundwater. At the beginning of the year, numerous villagers in Thè fell ill with contaminated water and a little girl died.


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
 Clean water for the municipality of Thè in Côte d'Ivoire
 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)