Lazos de Agua (Water Links)

Lazos de Agua (Water Links), a new and important partnership of Coca-Cola Latin America, the FEMSA Foundation, and Millennium Water Alliance, seeks to bring together multiple stakeholders to help address one of the greatest challenges for Latin America: building healthier communities with better school attendance and greater development opportunities through access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Lazos de Agua (Water Links)

Millennium Water Alliance (MWA), FEMSA Foundation and Coca-Cola Latin America are teaming up to launch Water Links, a three-year program to help bring clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene solutions to 110,000 people in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, México and Nicaragua. All partners and communities will invest a total of $12.3 million in the initiative. Coca-Cola Latin America and The FEMSA Foundation (representing many of the bottlers and distributors for Coca-Cola) together will fund more than $6 million (US) in the program, with MWA members and partners bringing another $6.3 million to the effort.

MWA and six of its leading international NGO partners – Aguayuda, CARE, Living Water International, WaterAid, Water for People and World Vision – will implement Water Links in each country. An online platform called Reality Simple Report (RSR) will track and analyze data and report on the program’s impact in real time.


  • Millenium Water Alliance

    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    At the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the U.S. commitment to the Goals for Sustainable Development. One goal is to “reduce by...

  • FEMSA Foundation

    Mexico | Staff size: 6-25

    FEMSA Foundation was created in 2008 by FEMSA with the goal of making social investments in communities in Latin America. We support projects that are replicable, sustainable, and seek to...

  • Coca-Cola Company

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio...

  • Aguayuda

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 26-50

    Aguayuda is a 501(c)(3) public charity that was established in 2006 by a uniquely qualified team with a wide range of skills and experience. Aguayuda (Agua = Water, Ayuda = Help) is a non-profit...


    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to...

  • Living Water International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    Living Water International (LWI) was founded in 1990 by a group of committed Christians in the United States of America (USA) after a trip to Kenya and whose vision was to improve the health and...

  • Water Aid

    Implementing NGO
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 501-1000

    WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation. We work in Africa, Asia and the...

  • Water for People

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    Water For People, an international nonprofit development organization, helps people in developing countries improve quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking...

  • World Vision

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 10,000+

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 12.3 Million