Providing Access to Clean Drinking Water in Satikran, Côte d'Ivoire
In the small village of Satikran, located about 30 km from Abengourou in the sub-prefecture of Aniassué, life is changing for the better. Olam Agri's rubber business in Côte d'Ivoire – Société Agro-Industrielle de la Comoé (SAIC) – has donated a solar water pump to the village, bringing access to clean drinking water to more than 12,000 inhabitants.
The donation is part of the Nassey program, which means "Thank You" in the local dialect and aims to show our appreciation and commitment to social development for rural communities. The solar-powered water pump will provide the community with safe and clean drinking water, something they have long struggled to access.
The donation, which was made in time for World Water Day, had Augustin Apetey, Deputy Managing Director of SAIC, expressing his joy at the pump’s impact on the community saying, "What a relief for our mothers, sisters, and daughters! So many lives to change!"