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HEINEKEN Africa Foundation Supports Health and Hygiene in the DRC

Since 2007 the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation (HAF) aimed to improve the health of needy communities in the Sub-Saharan African countries where HEINEKEN operates by supporting local health and water related projects.

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HEINEKEN Africa Foundation Supports Health and Hygiene in the DRC

Since 2007 the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation (HAF) aimed to improve the health of needy communities in the Sub-Saharan African countries where HEINEKEN operates by supporting local health and water related projects.

The Foundation worked on a project in Kingabwa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to bring better healthcare and access to clean drinking water to the local people of that region. Located next to the N’djili River and Congo River, Kingabwa is an agricultural region that frequently suffered from flooding. As a result, the community was exposed to unsanitary situations and was susceptible to an increase in diseases such as cholera, malaria and typhoid fever.

The first phase of the project was completed in November 2016 when the Mayamba Health Center re-opened its doors after renovation, providing healthcare to a population of 50,000 people. The second phase of the project was focused on the construction of clean drinking water points and creation of latrines.

In May 2017, the keys for the latrines and clean drink water points were handed over to APRKING (Kingabwa’s rice farmers association).

The initiative helped improve the hygiene conditions for 5,000 farmers, fishermen and agricultural traders in the area, as well as Mayamba Health Center patients.

Project Specifications

Specifications Key Information
Sponsor
Heineken Africa Foundation
Sponsor Activity
NG0
Technical partner
HEINEKEN
Technical Partner Activity
Food and Beverage
Project Status
Ongoing
Country
Congo - Kinshasa
Province
Kinshasa
Town
Kingabwa
Budget
N/A
Key Numbers
+/- 50000 people
Specifications Key Information
Program
Capacity Building
Beneficiary/Target
Kingabwa local population
Solution
 Training and Capacity Building
Key Words
Local renovations, Local improvement
Impact
Renovation and improved conditions for the local population
Sector Supported
Healthcare
Sector Supported Specifications
N/A
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Key Date
Since 2007 due in phases
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