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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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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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CNN - Why Matt Damon is helping get water to the poor

Matt Damon and Gary White speak with CNN's Christiane Amanpour during their visit to Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Bloomberg TV - Matt Damon Says There Are Solutions to the Global Water Crisis

Matt Damon and Gary White join Bloomberg TV on the UN's World Water Day to discuss investing in safe water access for various communities.

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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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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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Today - Water.org campaign with Stella Artois

Matt Damon and Gary White on the Today Show, discussing Water.org's partnership with Stella Artois

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Matt Damon Wants You to Sit and Give

Change a life with a toilet; donate to Water.org by texting TOILETS to 50555

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Forbes - How Matt Damon Plans To Get 500 Million People Access To Water - And Make A Buck For Investors

Speaking at the 2017 Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy in Manhattan on Tuesday, Matt Damon pitched access to safe water and sanitation as the lynchpin to achieving all of United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

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Matt Damon: We need to talk about toilets

Hollywood star Matt Damon is trying to improve sanitation in developing countries, one toilet at a time.

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National Geographic - Talking Toilets With Matt Damon

The actor is on a mission to bring sanitation and safe water to the entire planet.

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BusinessWeek - Matt Damon Receives Crystal Award

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