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Coca-Cola, Nyonta Relief Take Clean Water To 100 Ndeeba Vulnerable Households

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda, through Century and Rwenzori Bottling Companies, has launched a collaboration with Nyonta Relief to provide increased access to safe water for vulnerable households in Ndeeba Parish in Kampala.

Supporting the project “Nyonta Tree For Life”, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa will supply 100 ‘Nyonta kits’ to families in Ndeeba, which will give them clean drinking water for use in their households for drinking, cooking and other uses.

The Nyonta Kit uses gravity to purify over 100 LPD of any water from a fresh water source, making it safe for human consumption.

The contribution is valued at Shs33 million and will go to 500 people in the Ndeeba community.

Speaking to the press yesterday, Conrad Van Niekerk, the Managing Director of Century and Rwenzori Bottling Companies, said the company support towards the vulnerable Ndeeba Community was underpinned by the belief that the world deserved a chance to access clean water..

“We play a big role to protect the environment. We work to protect local water resources and provide safe, clean drinking water to communities in need,” he said.

Chris Matabi, the founder of Nyonta Kits, said that in Uganda, it is estimated that 33 children die every day due to diarrhea from contaminated drinking water.

“The kits have come with a campaign we launched ‘Anti33’ to reduce the number of children dying of preventable drinking water diseases. We are happy that Coca Cola has joined us today,” he said.

Coca cola says same kits will be rolled out across the country.

Conrad Van Niekerk, the Managing Director of Century and Rwenzori Bottling Companies (R) interacting with Joyce Ssebugwawo

Nyonta Relief Patron, Joyce Ssebugwawo, said that since mothers are custodians of household health, ensuring the availability of drinking water in homes is their direct responsibility. She encouraged all women to join the campaign.

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