The Coca-Cola Philippines provides water to 300 households in Rizal thru AGOS RAM PUMP Project with partners Earth Day Network Phils. and AIDFI. The project installs hydraulic ram pump systems in upland rural communities around the country.
The “agos” (water flow) pumps require no electricity or fuel, using only the kinetic energy of flowing water to push water to an upland tank. The collected water is then piped down into faucets constructed in the community.
Just yesterday, June 24, the Agos RAM Pump was turnover to the Sitio Lower Macopoy Brgy Mascap Rodriguez Rizal. I had the chance to witness the turover the project and I felt blessed to be with the people, glad to see their happiness that they have now an important part of needs in our everyday life.
Through the efforts of Coca-Cola Philippines Project AGOS, the less fortunate communities can now enjoy a reliable water source that uplifts their overall quality of life, helps minimize health risks, and does no harm to the environment.
Water is the life’s most basic need. One focus on water is health. Clean water transforms lives, communities and generation. As I admire people and companies have their advocacy focus on water and on health of less privilege people around the country.
The hydraulic ram pumps come care of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, which seeks to install water systems in remote communities.
This is the 34th project of the Coca-Cola Philippines. And to take care of the cultural reorientation that come with the pumps, the project is coordinated by Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNP) and Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc. (AIDFI).
To date, the Coca-Cola Philippines has installed AGOS RAM Pumps benefiting 25,000 individuals in Bataan, Mountain Provice, Pangasinan, and Palawan in Luzon; Cebu, Bohol, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Biliran in Visayas; and Iligan City, General Santos City, North Cotabato, South Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat in Mindanao with more pipeline in Davao City and the province of Cagayan, Nueva Ecija, Rizal, Eastern Samar, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Davao del Sur and Surigao del Sur.