USAID and Coca-Cola provide 3000 people in Nsakina community with drinking water supply
USAID/Ghana and its Global Development Alliance partner Coca-Cola provided a potable drinking water supply to more than 3000 people of Nsakina, a poor, under-served peri-urban community near Accra, Ghana.
“We are using a very innovative solution to provide water to communities. It allows us to build small scale water treatment and distribution centers: Centers that are as effective as large scale, very well-functioning municipal water systems that you would find anywhere in the world,” said Philippe Ayivor, Managing Director of the Coca-Cola Company in Ghana. “With the capability and technical knowledge of USAID and the marketing might of the Coca-Cola Company, together…we are providing these kinds of solutions to some of the most underprivileged communities in our society.”
USAID is also assisting this community to construct sanitation facilities through a community-led total sanitation approach supported by a public information effort. These two approaches enable trained volunteers to encourage families to build their own toilet facilities and to manage and sustain water and sanitation structures/facilities that are put in place.