News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Water.org partners with The BBVA Microfinance Foundation to provide access to safe water in Peru

Nov. 18, 2019

BBVA Microfinance Foundation and Water.org are working to bring access to safe water and sanitation to rural and peri-urban homes in Peru.

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Micron Helps Water.org Connect 10,000 People in Need of Safe Water

Oct. 24, 2019

Micron Technology, Inc. will provide a $125,000 grant to Water.org. The grant from the Micron Foundation will give approximately 10,000 people access to safe water and sanitation and expand the reach of Water.org’s solution, empowering people through access to affordable financing.

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Innovation in Water and Sanitation Financing Funds more than 190,000 Loans in Indonesia

Oct. 9, 2019

Through loans distributed by Water.org's financial institution partners in Indonesia, more than 750,000 people now have access to water and sanitation.

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SEB - Financial market essential for solving water crisis

Aug. 29, 2019

In connection with World Water Week in Stockholm, SEB and Water.org hosted a reception to highlight the connection between water and finance.

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Family Bank in Kenya partners with Water.org to increase access to clean water

May 28, 2019

Family Bank has partnered with Water.org to provide tailor-made financial solutions that will help increase consumer access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

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

Jan. 28, 2019

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

Sept. 17, 2018

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

Aug. 31, 2018

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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Next Billion - WASH Away Inequity

March 22, 2018

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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Devex - Q&A: CEO of Water.org on bringing water to 5 million people through social impact investing

March 22, 2017

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Forbes - Water.org Cofounders Matt Damon & Gary White: Corporate Partnerships Are The Future Of Charity

Jan. 26, 2017

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Inside Philanthropy - Why is Matt Damon Encouraging Everyone to “Buy a Lady a Drink?”

Jan. 26, 2017

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