Join the music community to tackle the problem
of access to water in Africa
300 million Africans lack access to safe drinking water. Half of Africa's population suffers from diseases related to unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation and by 2014 the number of Africans without access to water will increase by 47 million.
Music for RAIN is the music community's response to this call. Chris Taylor, Solange Knowles, Twin Shadow and director Natalie Johns came together to create "Kenya", a donate to download track for RAIN. The Coca Cola Africa Foundation's Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) brings together business, local government, NGO's and committed individuals to tackle the problem of access to water and sanitation in Africa. All proceeds from "Kenya", will be used to provide clean water and sanitation resources to Africa's most needy. Whether that's providing loos in Rwanda, rain harvesting roofs in Uganda or carrying containers in the Cameroon.
"We wanted to start a new conversation about water in Africa amongst our peers, one which we are all able to be a part of not only through contribution, but through learning about the solutions and leading by example to encourage others to commit".
The money we raise will go towards supporting the following RAIN partnerships with NGO's on the ground.
In the North and Central regions of Cameroon, Plan Cameroon will provide wells in communities and schools as well as latrines and hand washing facilities. We're hoping to raise an additional $4000 to purchase plastic containers for the children to carry water home from school to their families.
In Rwanda, Water for People will work to provide water access in two districts of Kicukiro, Rwanda: Gahanga and Masaka. We're hoping to raise $3000 towards the cost of building the girls latrines in the local schools so that basic sanitation and hygiene is never an excuse not to attend school for them.
In Kampala City, Uganda, residents are forced to rely on inadequate water supply, impacting their health and well being. Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor will establish a sustainable water supply and sanitation service that is maintained by the community, creating job opportunities in the informal urban settlement in Kampala City. We're hoping to raise $3000 towards building a rainwater-harvesting roof in the school to reduce the cost of supply of water at least during the rainy season.
Our first target is $10,000, but Music for RAIN is more than just a fund raising effort. We'll show how the money is spent and strive to learn more about the solutions around this most basic need. Join the movement, and support Music for RAIN and be a part of the solution.