Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease
Women and children spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
More than 2.5x more people lack water than live in the United States
More people have a mobile phone than a toilet
For every $1 spent on water and sanitation there is a $4 economic return

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

First Floor,
Plot B – 227, 15th Avenue,
Ashok Nagar,
Chennai – 600083
India

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.

Water.org provides innovative, market-based solutions that change lives every day through safe water and sanitation.

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