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Bloomberg Davos 2019
Bloomberg - Ending the World's Water Crisis

Matt Damon and Gary White speak to Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua at The Year Ahead luncheon in Davos, Switzerland, about utilizing both direct philanthropic efforts and micro-finance investments to provide access to water and sanitation.

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CNBC - Water.org has helped 16 million people so far

“Our model is undeniable now.” -Co-founder Matt Damon. Through access to affordable financing, we’re changing more lives faster with safe water and sanitation.

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Nobel Week Dialogue - Water Matters

“What we’ve done is allow more than 16 million people to become their own activists and get access to water and sanitation through small loans.” Hear from our co-founder and CEO Gary White at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue discussion - Water Matters.

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The Daily Show - Transforming Lives with Water.org and WaterEquity

Matt Damon and Gary White talk with Trevor Noah about their successful efforts to help millions of people in developing countries gain access to safe water.

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Philippine Water & Sanitation Forum
Stanford Social Innovation Review - Taps and Toilets for All

Written by Gary White and Matt Damon. Microfinance for water and sanitation enables people to find their own solutions.

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GineersNow cover story
Solving The Global Water Crisis: A Water.org Mission

Gary White shares his experience in building Water.org to what it is now, the organization’s accomplishments and their plan to transform 60 million more lives in the next five years.

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Science Africa - Rewarding smart solutions

Water.org has been awarded the Impact Award by the Africa Ministers' Council on Water for its smart solutions that have contributed to achieving large-scale improvements in sanitation and hygiene in Africa.

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An idea that is changing charity

Our smart solution has proven that if you invest in women, they’ll change their world. Read more about why we created WaterCredit from Gary White, Water.org CEO and Co-founder.

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CNBC - Water.org has helped 16 million people so far

“Our model is undeniable now.” -Co-founder Matt Damon. Through access to affordable financing, we’re changing more lives faster with safe water and sanitation.

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Bloomberg - Ending the World's Water Crisis

Matt Damon and Gary White speak to Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua at The Year Ahead luncheon in Davos, Switzerland, about utilizing both direct philanthropic efforts and micro-finance investments to provide access to water and sanitation.

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Forbes - Water.org Takes Impact Investing Plunge

“It took Water.org about 20 years to reach one million people through the traditional approach of digging wells and installing toilets. We are now reaching over one million people a quarter." Hear more from Gary White about the power of impact investing to change lives with safe water.

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Nobel Week Dialogue - Water Matters

“What we’ve done is allow more than 16 million people to become their own activists and get access to water and sanitation through small loans.” Hear from our co-founder and CEO Gary White at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue discussion - Water Matters.

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Ethiopia Herald - Accelerating access to safe water through affordable financing

Read how Water.org is working with local partners in Ethiopia to break down financial barriers to help more people get access to safe water and sanitation and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6.

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The Atlantic Water Summit - Ensuring Safe Water for All

Gary White, CEO and Co-founder, discusses efforts to provide safe water worldwide at The Atlantic Water Summit in New York.

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Women's Forum Global Meeting - Investing to meet the SDGs

"The mindset needs to be changed from the people living in poverty as a problem for us to solve. Rather, see them as a market to be served." Gary White, CEO and Co-founder, speaks on a panel at the Women's Forum Global Meeting.

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Harvard Business School Alumni - A market-based approach to solving the world's water crisis

Jennifer Tisdel Schorsch, president of Water.org, discusses the way the organization approaches financing solutions to the global water crisis.

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CEO Magazine - The power of purpose

From Matt Damon to Mark Zuckerberg, celebrities and tycoons are using their platforms for positive action.

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Winrock's SWP & Water.org Partner For Water Security & Access In Cambodia

Water.org and the USAID Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), implemented by Winrock International, will mobilize $4M in microloans to improve water access, sanitation and hygiene for 37,000 people in Cambodia.

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