GNF - Drinking Cups for Drinking Water

Drinking Cups for Drinking Water

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


The 13th joint season of the "Drinking Cups for Drinking Water" campaign was a success. Soccer fans have the opportunity to donate the deposit on their drinking cups to drinking water projects in Africa at home games of Hannover 96: 63,618 € were collected in the 2022 / 2023 season. The willingness to donate remains unbroken in the fourteenth year: After the first half of the 2023/24 season, € 40,118 has already been received for new wells and sanitary facilities.


Clean water for 132,000 people

Since the launch of the initiative in August 2009, a total of 530,000 Euros in donations has been received by December 2023. 132,000 people in Africa now enjoy clean water in the immediate vicinity of their homes. Further projects are already in preparation.


Stefan Hörmann, passionate soccer fan and supervisor of the campaign at GNF, summarizes: "The campaign drinking cups for drinking water is a great success - and only possible thanks to the tireless efforts of our volunteers at the cup stands in the HDI-Arena. Hannover 96 also provides great support every year. For example, we can regularly promote the campaign prominently before home games with interviews, photos and recordings on the stadium advertisements. The fans reward this in turn with their steadily growing cup donations.

Water in villages in South Africa and for students in Malawi

The construction of a widely ramified pump and pipe system means that, for the first time, running, clean water is now available to the households of the 5,000 inhabitants in three villages in the community of Gumbi in South Africa. For further information, please visit our project website.


In Malawi, three schools in the town of Blantyre received groundwater pumps to ensure the supply of fresh water to over 14,600 students and teachers and a further 600 households. For more information, please visit our project website. Since mid-2022, the precious water has been flowing to two other schools for around 5,000 pupils.


In Kenya, villagers benefit from seven built filter systems and reservoirs, and in Senegal, a well garden provides students, teachers and residents with water and home-grown vegetables. A sanitary building in the "Elhadj Mamadou Diouf" education complex in the West African town of Kaolack in Senegal is nearing completion. The building project will improve health care and educational security in the community of Mbadkhoune. With this building, the students will not only benefit from the new educational and recreational facilities, but also from access to clean drinking water, toilets and showers. At the same time, the project ensures that the careful use of water is taught and exemplified at the school, especially as the region is characterised by persistent drought.

Pumps in the Ivory Coast

In the Ivory Coast, we have now put more than 120 groundwater pumps into operation. With the know-how of our partner organization ADER (Action pour le Developpement et l'Encadrement Rural) we have been repairing wells in villages in the Montagnes district for many years. The decentralized water supply makes daily life easier for the local residents and ensures access to groundwater that is not harmful 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 with germs.


In 2019 alone, ADER repaired a total of ten pumps in the communities of Thè, Bielé, Kandopleu, Gbonbelo, Doué and Guéfensso, which now supply 12,660 villagers with fresh groundwater. In Thè, at the beginning of 2019, numerous villagers fell ill due to polluted water and a little girl died. In 2020, three more pumps were repaired in the villages of Gouine, Douholé and Ditomba, providing groundwater for another 4,500 people.

Project measures in Kenya and Senegal

In Kenya, more than 7,200 people benefit from seven filter systems and reservoirs that have been built, in Côte d'Ivoire more than 120 groundwater pumps have been put into operation, and in Senegal a well garden supplies schoolchildren, teachers and local residents with water and home-grown vegetables.

 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



Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The project should make a concrete contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

 Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
 Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
 Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Project start:


Project countries:




Project partners:

Augsut 2009 / August 2015


Kenya, Ivory Coast, Senegal, South Africa


Hannover 96, IG Rote Kurve – 96 Supporters Club


Action pour le Developpement et l´Encadrement Rural (ADER), Ivory Coast

Habitat for Humanity, Ivory Coast

Action for Environmental Sustainability (AfES), Malawi

FORWAC (Friends of Rural Women and Children), Kenya

Wildlands, South Africa

Elhadj Diouf Foundation, Senegal