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 to raise an additional $4000 toward construction of well in a primary school so that girls no longer have to miss school during the day as they collect water for their classrooms.
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 are hoping to raise $3000 toward the installation of water service points throughout the project area, giving residents unrestricted access to water all day, every day.
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.
The lack of safe drinking water in Africa is no secret. Every year, preventable waterborne illnesses claim the lives of millions of Africans. No single organization can resolve Africa’s water crisis, but together, with a combination of civil society, non-governmental organizations and government, we can make a positive difference on Africa’s water challenges.
The Replenish Africa Initiative, or RAIN, is therefore the signature community initiative of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. Backed by a six-year, $30 million dollar commitment from The Company, in partnership with other donors, RAIN’s goal is to provide over 2 million people in Africa with access to drinking water by 2015. RAIN will launch over 100 water access programs across Africa, including sanitation and hygiene education programs.
In collaboration with various partners, volunteers, patrons and organizations, RAIN is not just for the immediate future of Africa, but also for the long-term sustainability of its resources.
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Official video for “Kenya”- CANT, Solange Knowles, Twin Shadow (#MusicforRAIN)
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http://www.MusicforRAIN.net – “Kenya” is a track created by Chris Taylor (CANT) Solange Knowles and Twin Shadow to raise money and awareness around the issue of access to water and sanitation as part of The Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) founded by The Coca Cola Africa Foundation. 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.
See the making of, learn more and donate at http://www.MusicforRAIN.net
The video is directed by Natalie Johns
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The Making of “Kenya” – Music for RAIN (#MusicforRAIN)
To make a donation to the Music for RAIN project and download this track click Here