257 AGOS sites inspire us to create more impact


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The Filipino word agos means “flow” and best illustrates our commitment to water stewardship. The Agos Program provides poor communities with access to safe water, supports watersheds, and educates communities on the importance of conservation in order to ensure that water continues to flow for life.

Water for Domestic Use

Through our simple water systems, we link households to water sources so they can have sufficient water for daily needs such as drinking, preparing food, bathing, and more.

A Closer Look

While many of us take water for granted, about 15 million Filipinos in remote communities need to walk for several kilometers each day just to fetch clean water. This program was designed to provide water access to these underserved communities. By making safe water accessible to more families, we also reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases, ensuring that residents can live healthier, happier lives.

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*Projected data for June 2020 only

Water for Productive Use

This project aims to provide a year-round supply of water to small farming communities, allowing farmers to grow more and better quality crops and increase their income potential.

A Closer Look

Agriculture accounts for 80% of freshwater consumption in the country. However, many farmers do not have access to this vital resource, and initiatives like Agos aim to alleviate this problem.

To ensure the long-term viability of this project, our program partner Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI) first conducts participatory development planning sessions with stakeholders. Here, problems are defined, priorities and opportunities are highlighted, and past successes and failures are reviewed, which leads to better project implementation.

AIDFI also provides capacity-building training to small farmers’ associations, additional skills training for farmer households, and assistance in implementing supplementary livelihood projects.

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*Projected data for June 2020 only

Water For Schools

We are returning to schools where we have built classrooms as part of the Little Red Schoolhouse project, to ensure that safe water flows from their faucets.

A Closer Look

While about 91% of Filipinos have access to basic water services, reach is inequitable and access in poor areas can be as low as 62%. The inequity affects schoolchildren too. Without sufficient water, students do not have potable water to drink and cannot wash their hands nor use proper toilets – hygiene practices that curb the spread of disease.

In partnership with PBSP, we are upgrading the schools’ water systems so that the students and teachers are assured of clean and adequate water for drinking, handwashing, and sanitation. Through this basic solution, we help keep students in good health and in the classroom.

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*Projected data for June 2020 only

Watershed Conservation

Watersheds play an important role in supplying clean water to communities. That’s why we engage in efforts to protect these sanctuaries, such as adopting watersheds, rehabilitating denuded areas, and supporting conservation research.

Over the years, we have partnered with local governments, professional organizations, and fellow corporate foundations on various watershed conservation initiatives.

Most recently in 2016, The Coca‑Cola Foundation (global), Coca‑Cola Foundation PH, and Coca‑Cola FEMSA Philippines entered a five-year partnership with WWF-Philippines to help conserve the 263-hectare Sapang Munti Micro Watershed in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan. The project will help ensure that residents within the watershed and in Metro Manila will have a sustainable water supply now and in the future.

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*Projected data for June 2020 only