Beko joins forces with Water.org to provide 10 000 Kenyans with access to safe water

Beko joins forces with Water.org to provide 10 000 Kenyans with access to safe water

Beko's partnership with Water.org, co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, will help scale water and sanitation solutions for families in need in Kenya, building on the 48 million lives the organization has already changed with safe water ISTANBUL, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --

Beko, one of the top three large-home appliances brands in Europe*, today announced a new partnership with Water.org to support a community programme that will empower 10,000 Kenyans in need with access safe water and sanitation solutions. According to Water.org, 15 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources,  such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, while 41% of Kenyans lack basic sanitation – facilities. These challenges are even more prevalent in rural areas where people are often unable to connect to piped water infrastructure. Through the two-year partnership, Beko will support Water.org and its local partner AMFI Kenya, the association of microfinance institutions, to help scale and promote solutions to enable access to safe water in urban slums and rural areas without reliable water sources. The programme will include the development of learning materials and activities to empower communities with affordable access to loans so they can install wells, water storage tanks, filters, rainwater harvesting systems and sanitation solutions.