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The Cotes and UNICEF Collaboration

At Cotes, we remove unwanted humidity from the air using our advanced adsorption dehumidifiers which is why we want to give back the water we take to those who need it the most.

Our partnership with UNICEF began in 2022/2023, and we are currently in our second contract, spanning from 2024 to 2025. Under this agreement, we've committed to annually supporting UNICEF's WASH projects. Through this collaboration, our contributions translate to providing 74 million liters of fresh drinking water every year.

  • Impact in Numbers: Since the beginning of our partnership, Cotes has donated over 140 million liters of fresh drinking water, continuing to grow annually by an additional 74 million liters.
  • Sustainability Focus: By leveraging our technology and UNICEF's on-ground expertise, we aim to develop climate-resilient WASH systems.
  • Holistic Approach: Together, we address immediate needs and empower communities with knowledge and tools to maintain their WASH systems.

The Essential Nature of WASH Services

Access to clean water, proper sanitation, and good hygiene practices are fundamental rights for every child. In 2023, UNICEF’s efforts in over 100 countries provided over 7,500 schools and 3,000 healthcare facilities with foundational WASH services. Additionally, 7.9 million women and adolescent girls received support through programs addressing menstrual health and hygiene. You can further information about the progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in schools here.


Real-life Impact of UNICEF's Efforts



Malawi, 2024

In Blantyre, southern Malawi, 12-year-old Sheila Chingota drinks water at Kapeni Primary School. This basic provision is a building block for a better educational experience and a healthier childhood.



India, 2024

The joy on Hiramani's face for having reliable tap water in her village signifies community-wide relief and improved living conditions.



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Guatemala, 2024

María Cristina, a 2-year-old girl from La Pistam Nebaj village, washes her hands without the fear of illness from unsafe water. In a nation where only 56% of the population has access to safe drinking water, UNICEF’s strategy aims to combat chronic malnutrition and enhance overall living standards by improving water, sanitation, and hygiene services.



Jordan, 2024

Abdullah, 8, from Mreigha near Petra, Jordan, no longer faces the financial strain of purchasing water from trucks. The upgrades in their village’s water network by UNICEF have improved their quality of life and hygiene standards.


Join Us in Making a Difference

Cotes and UNICEF are committed to expanding the reach and impact of our initiatives. Ensuring access to clean water and promoting hygiene practices contribute to a healthier, more sustainable world for every child.

Learn more about our efforts and how you can contribute by accessing the UNICEF Wash Initiative.

Together, we can make a difference, one drop at a time.





[1] UNICEF Annual Report 2023 

[2] Water, Sanitation and Hygiene WASH

[3] Child Malnutrition