Europe Appliance maker Beko has announced plans to mobilise investments of USD 700 000 (Sh85.2 million) for water and sanitation projects in Kenya’s hard hit areas.
Through a partnership with Water.org, the firm says is on a drive to mobilise capital investments for water and sanitation loans to impact hard-to-reach communities.
According to Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of Water.org, the initiative will empower 10,000 Kenyans in need of access to safe water and sanitation solutions.
“Access to safe water and sanitation is an essential human right, and any barriers to these pose serious threats to well-being, and undermines social and economic development. At the heart of many of our innovations and solutions is the recognition that resources like water are incredibly precious. This is true for our global consumers, who we encourage to save water through our technology and ethos, and for those without access to clean, safe water. We are proud to support Water.org and share skills and resources to empower families in need with access to lasting water sources,” said Akın Garzanlı, Chief Marketing Officer, Arçelik.
The partnership builds on the ambitious commitments and work to date promoting responsible water consumption from Arçelik, parent company of Beko, and includes developing cutting-edge home appliances to help households reduce water waste, as well as leveraging the latest technologies across its own production operations to increase water efficiency in all regions where its suppliers are located.
Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of Water.org, said: “We appreciate the support of Beko to help change lives in Kenya with access to safe water or sanitation solutions. Together we will empower families in need with lasting access to safe water, and the hope, health and opportunity that flow from it.”