Actor Matt Damon, who has been an active advocate on water issues, along with Gary White, WaterPartners executive director and co-founder, has launched a new organization and website, Water.org, to help promote access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries. The mission is ever so small - to assist the 2.5 billion people that lack clean sanitation and 890 million people without safe water worldwide. Click through to see a video about just why this effort is necessary. Huffington Post reports that Water.org's projects are already happening in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
The merger of H2O Africa and WaterPartners will improve efficiencies, leverage expertise, and increase the overall social return on donations. Water.org will be an integrated advocacy and fundraising destination for safe water and sanitation issues. Through its partners worldwide, it will champion innovative business models, local partner development, project selection and oversight, program management, and post-development monitoring and evaluation. Later this year, the organization will launch an entirely new online experience that will bring unprecedented transparency and connectedness between donors and those in need.
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