The Smart Power Effect: The Coca-Cola Company

December 7, 2012 By Jonathan Ewing


The Challenge


A billion people around the world don’t have access to safe drinking water. Many people in developing countries walk miles a day to reach water. Even then, the water they bring home can carry water-borne diseases like malaria and schistosomiasis.

The Solution

The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with DEKA R&D to bring clean water to Africa and Latin America using a low-power filter called a Slingshot that boils and distills dirty water. One machine can provide enough water for 300 people a day.

Learn more about the Coca-Cola Company’s clean water project and follow them on Twitter for more stories of their work in developing countries.

About This Series

Each week, the USGLC profiles a member or partner doing innovative work advancing our economic security, national security, or American values. Together, these companies and organizations are strengthening American leadership around the world. Do you know of an organization making an impact? Let us know.