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

March 19, 2019

"It’s a hand up, not a hand out, and as such it is immensely empowering.” President, Jennifer Schorsch, on how 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

March 13, 2019

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

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

Oct. 5, 2018

How would you spend a billion dollars? Gary White knows what he will do. The 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

Sept. 17, 2018

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

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

April 4, 2018’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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Stanford Social Innovation Review - Taps and Toilets for All

Feb. 26, 2018

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

Dec. 30, 2017

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Water, Water Everywhere, Costs More Than You Might Think

Dec. 7, 2017

The case for digital finance in the water sector

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A Kansas City Social Entrepreneur Says Global Water Crisis Can Be Solved In His Lifetime

Oct. 20, 2017

“It is doable,” White told host Steve Kraske on a recent edition of KCUR's Up to Date. “We solved this problem in the U.S. and in Europe more than 100 years ago. It's not rocket science. We're not looking for a silver bullet. We know how to do this.”

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

Sept. 21, 2017

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

Aug. 14, 2017

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

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