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India
Water.org and Bank of America Expand Partnership to Bring Safe Water to India and Brazil

Water.org received a $3 million grant over three years from Bank of America to empower more than 250,000 people in southern India and Brazil with safe water and sanitation, accelerating positive change in their homes and communities.

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More than a toilet
Harpic Launches Its 'More than a toilet' Campaign to Support Water.org

Harpic has launched its ‘More than a toilet’ campaign to support Water.org in its effort to end the water and sanitation crisis around the world. They will be raising awareness and funds in time for World Toilet Day on November 19th.

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Daily show
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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Squawk Box
CNBC Squawk Box – World Water Day: Crisis around the globe

Matt Damon, Water.org co-founder; Gary White, Water.org co-founder; Anne Finucane, Bank of America vice chair, and Miguel Patricio, Anheuser-Busch InBev, talk about the lack of access to clean water and sanitation around the world.

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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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Skoll Foundation - How to Spend a Billion Bucks? The Global Water Crisis

How would you spend a billion dollars? Gary White knows what he will do. The Water.org CEO and co-founder says his organization has reached the $1 billion milestone in its efforts to help people access clean water and sanitation.

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Banco da Família meets annual credit goal for basic sanitation in just eight months

In partnership with Water.org, Banco da Família financed R $1.9 million for families to build or renovate their bathrooms.

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Water.org joins Finish Mondial to team up for affordable toilets worldwide

Water.org and Waste signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work more closely together on the Finish Mondial concept, creating commercial lending facilities for both households, as well as suppliers in the whole supply chain for cheap toilet.

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Milken Institute - Investing in Safe Water Allows Opportunities to Flow

Written by Gary White and Matt Damon - The power of impact investing is why we believe we’re now standing on the brink of the solution to finally end the global water crisis. That's why we created WaterEquity.

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Skoll Foundation - The Power of Water Micro-Lending as Income Enhancer

Water.org’s work in India has established that water and sanitation is not a consumption product, but a loan that helps enhance household income.

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Next Billion - WASH Away Inequity

CEO Gary White shares the impact of access to safe water through affordable financing, including a personal story of one woman's changed life in the Philippines.

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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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Ethiopia: Inventive Water Financing to Prop Up GTP II Targets

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Water, Water Everywhere, Costs More Than You Might Think

The case for digital finance in the water sector

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