There's a smart way to end the water crisis

Millions of people around the world could get access to safe water in their homes with the help of small, affordable loans.

That's where Water.org comes in. We are here to bring safe water and sanitation to the world through access to small, affordable loans. There is both a need and demand for these loans, because when people have access to safe water, they get time back to go to school, earn an income and take care of their family. It changes their world.

For more than 25 years, with your help, we've been providing families with hope, health and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.

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A small, affordable loan provides access to safe water
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Your donation is a powerful catalyst

One of the major barriers to safe water and sanitation is affordable financing. We address this barrier head-on through access to small, easily repayable loans. Every repaid loan creates a new opportunity for another family.

By supporting Water.org, you are part of a solution that reaches more people. This makes your donation go further. So far, we have reached more than seven million people - and there are millions more whom you can impact today.

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Our founders: Matt Damon and Gary White

Ten years ago, Matt and Gary were independently working to break down barriers between people and access to safe water. A common goal to pioneer smart solutions to the water crisis brought them together, and their combined water and sanitation expertise and star-power have allowed Water.org to emerge as a leader in the water and sanitation sector.

Highest rankings from charity watch dogs

For more than ten years, Charity Navigator has consistently rated Water.org in the top 10% of global charities for transparency and financial accountability.

Partnering to solve the water crisis

We are proud to partner with some of the most respected foundations, biggest brands, and quality implementing partners in the world who share our passion and commitment to solving the water crisis.

Other ways to help

Whether you are an individual or a company, we have opportunities for you to make an impact. You can start an online fundraiser or create a cause marketing program for your business. 

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You can help us put the power of water into the hands of millions of people.

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