News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Harpic's Clean Toilet Action Campaign to provide cleaner toilets to Indonesia

Feb. 1, 2020

4.5 million households in Java, Indonesia, still practice open defecation. This prompted Harpic, a toilet cleaner produced and marketed by Reckitt Benckiser, to commit to alleviating the problem of open defecation in Java by 2025.

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Danone-AQUA and Water.org Push for Increased Access to Water

Nov. 21, 2019

Since 2016, this collaboration has supported 3 financial institutions in Central Java and East Java, Indonesia to distribute water and sanitation loans in 33 villages.

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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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CNBC - Anheuser-Busch InBev and Water.org team up in water partnership

Sept. 25, 2019

Gary White, Water.org CEO & Co-founder, and Carlos Brito, Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO, join CNBC's ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss their partnership and how they’re helping people around the world get access to safe water.

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Inditex - Zara's Care for Water Campaign

Sept. 17, 2019

Zara's parent company, Inditex, will earmark more than $420,000 over the next three years to facilitate the provision of small, affordable loans to 4,000 organic cotton farmers in India.

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Stockholm World Water Week - Collaboration with the IFC

Sept. 6, 2019

Vedika Bhandarkar, Managing Director of India, shares about the launch of a new initiative with the International Finance Corporation to scale our financial solutions for water and sanitation.

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Stockholm World Water Week - Partnering with water utilities

Sept. 6, 2019

Water.org staff from Indonesia share about collaborating with water utilities in the region to help reach more people with safe 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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Mindy Kaling Joins Stella Artois and Water.org to Inspire Americans to Change Up Their Usual and “Pour it Forward®” to Help End the Global Water Crisis

March 20, 2019

In honor of World Water Day on March 22, Kaling is encouraging people across the U.S. to join her in choosing Stella to help someone in need gain access to clean water

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