Every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness
Women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
More than 2.5x more people lack water than live in the United States
The majority of illness is caused by fecal matter
More people have a mobile than a toilet
Lack of community involvement causes 50% of other projects to fail

About Us

The water and sanitation problem in the developing world is far too big for charity alone. We are driving the water sector for new solutions, new financing models, greater transparency, and real partnerships to create lasting change. Our vision: Safe water and the dignity of a toilet for all, in our lifetime.

Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.

Water.org traces its roots back to the founding of WaterPartners International in 1990. In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with H2O Africa, resulting in the launch of Water.org. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector.

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Headquarters

Water.org
920 Main St. Ste. 1800
Kansas City, MO 64105 USA
Phone: +1.816.877.8400

South Asia Office

No.2, Second Cross (West)
Thillai Nagar
Tiruchirappalli - 620 018
Tamil Nadu. India.
Phone: +91 431 4220516

Africa Office

P.O. Box 40054-GPO
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 20 2712560

Historical Corporate Identity

Water.org was formerly known as WaterPartners International until 2009 with the merger between that organization and H20Africa.

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