The Coca-Cola Foundation will award a total of $1 million to support four innovative projects to improve water resources and sanitation in developing nations. The projects were selected by the Global Water Challenge (GWC) business coalition and Ashoka’s Changemakers through “Tapping Local Innovation: Unclogging the Water and Sanitation Crisis,” an online competition calling for groundbreaking solutions to some of the world’s most pressing water and sanitation challenges. A total of 265 projects from social entrepreneurs in 54 countries around the world were submitted to the competition.
The projects receiving funding are:
- Naandi Foundation: Clean drinking water for underserved populations in India
- Manna Energy Foundation: Water treatment plants to create fuel for families in rural Rwanda
- Ecotact: Treatment systems that safely transform waste into fuel and fertilizer for Kenyan communities
- Clean Shop: Public education to support clean latrines for South African schools
Read more: Coca-Cola, 19 Dec 2008