As South Asia Portfolio Manager, Ben works in close coordination with Water.org’s India office to support partners through WaterCredit, Advisory Services, and Alternative Channel initiatives. Prior to joining Water.org, Ben spent four years in Cambodia working for the international non-profit organizations PATH and PSI on private sector-led approaches with a focus on water and sanitation. Previously, Ben lived in Ethiopia, South Africa, and Nicaragua while working on development projects involving fair trade coffee, socially-uplifting handicrafts, and social entrepreneurship. Before working in international development, Ben was a technology entrepreneur founding an online company during the early days of the Internet.
Commitment to Water.org
“First, I like to think about the households that we intend to serve. What are their needs? What are their challenges? What are their motivations? From there, I think about our local partners who directly connect with households on a daily basis. At each level of the Water.org network, the factors affecting access to safe water and sanitation vary and building sustainable solutions requires a strong awareness of the stakeholders involved. While most organizations strive for regular improvement, Water.org simply has one of the most practical and impactful solutions today, empowering millions of people to gain access to safe water and sanitation.”
MBA, Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
BS, Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University