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Find the latest news and press releases about our work in the water and sanitation sector below. 

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Water.org hits milestone, helping 10 million in India access safe water, sanitation

Water.org announces 10 million more people in India can now turn on a tap or use a toilet in their homes due to the access to small, affordable loans made possible through a solution known as WaterCredit, helping to narrow the gap in universal water and sanitation.

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Wharton School podcast - Gary White on Tackling the Global Water Crisis

CEO and Co-Founder Gary White speaks on the Dollars and Change podcast to discuss the global water crisis and why we focus on breaking down financial barriers so that millions of people around the world can have access to safe water and sanitation.

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Penta - Matt Damon is on a Mission to End the Global Water Crisis

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share the beginnings of WaterEquity, the first-ever impact-investment manager exclusively focused on ending the global water crisis.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts - Water.Org’s Gary White and Matt Damon: Bringing Water to Those in Need

Interview with Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon on how Water.org is bringing safe water and sanitation to the developing world.

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Impakter - Small Loans for Safe Water: Unleashing Women’s Power

"It’s a hand up, not a hand out, and as such it is immensely empowering.” Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch, on how Water.org is helping empower millions of women and their families with access to safe water and sanitation.

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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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Brunswick - Matt Damon and Gary White Turn On a Life-Saving Faucet

We believe the way to bring clean water and sanitation to the poor of the world at scale isn’t by drilling wells or installing toilets. Nor is it through charity alone. The solution is market-based financing.

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Global Citizen - In Ethiopia, Mothers Bear the Weight of the Water Crisis

Hear from Melanie Mendrys, Director of brand and marketing, on her experience in Ethiopia and why we do what we do to help change lives in Ethiopia and around the world.

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Water.org hits milestone, helping 10 million in India access safe water, sanitation

Water.org announces 10 million more people in India can now turn on a tap or use a toilet in their homes due to the access to small, affordable loans made possible through a solution known as WaterCredit, helping to narrow the gap in universal water and sanitation.

Read more
Wharton School podcast - Gary White on Tackling the Global Water Crisis

CEO and Co-Founder Gary White speaks on the Dollars and Change podcast to discuss the global water crisis and why we focus on breaking down financial barriers so that millions of people around the world can have access to safe water and sanitation.

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Elite Daily - Running Water Is Changing These Women's Lives In A Way You Never Thought Of

How small, affordable loans made possible by Water.org are empowering women in Peru and around the world to turn their dreams into reality.

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Penta - Matt Damon is on a Mission to End the Global Water Crisis

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share the beginnings of WaterEquity, the first-ever impact-investment manager exclusively focused on ending the global water crisis.

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Impakter - Small Loans for Safe Water: Unleashing Women’s Power

"It’s a hand up, not a hand out, and as such it is immensely empowering.” Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch, on how Water.org is helping empower millions of women and their families with access to safe water and sanitation.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts - Water.Org’s Gary White and Matt Damon: Bringing Water to Those in Need

Interview with Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon on how Water.org is bringing safe water and sanitation to the developing world.

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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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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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