News, Press & Perspectives

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

Oct. 24, 2018

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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Water.org Announces $1 Billion in Capital Mobilized for Water and Sanitation Solutions for Families in Poverty

Sept. 24, 2018

Water.org and its partners reached a critical milestone this month: mobilizing $1 billion in capital for small loans that have empowered 14 million people living in poverty to obtain safe water and sanitation

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Matt Damon Wants You to Sit and Give

Nov. 14, 2017

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

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Triple Pundit - Why Stella Artois Wants You to Buy A Lady A Drink

Jan. 29, 2015

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Multivu - PR Newswire - Stella Artois and Water.org launch "Buy a Lady a Drink"

Jan. 22, 2015

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Progress on Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

Dec. 1, 2014

WaterCredit model seen to improve the lives of almost 115,000 people to date with safe water and sanitation in Kenya and Uganda.

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Globe Newswire - Press Release: $2.9M Grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust to Provide Safe Water and Sanitation in East Africa

Oct. 20, 2014

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Zynga.org Hits 1 Million Raised for Water.org

March 27, 2014

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IKEA Foundation to help 180,000 get safe water

Jan. 21, 2014

The IKEA Foundation awarded Water.org $6 million to help people access safe water through two innovative programs: WaterCredit, a microfinance program that gives families small loans to meet their water and sanitation needs, and the New Ventures Fund to search for new solutions to the global water crisis.

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Empowering 500,000 for safe water

Oct. 7, 2013

The Caterpillar Foundation expands partnership with new commitment to Water.org. Through this remarkable partnership we will accelerate our impact significantly and empower nearly 500,000 people with access to safe water and sanitation.

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Celebrities endorse the toilet strike

May 22, 2013

Richard Branson, Olivia Wilde and Bono join Water.org Co-founder Matt Damon to protest lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation for 2.5 billion people.

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Support builds for the Strike

March 13, 2013

More and more celebrities are supporting Matt Damon in his toilet strike protesting the lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation for billions.

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