The water and sanitation problem in the developing world is far too big for charity alone. We are driving the water sector for new solutions, new financing models, greater transparency, and real partnerships to create lasting change. Our vision: the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water.
Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org traces its roots back to the founding of WaterPartners in 1990. In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with H2O Africa, resulting in the launch of Water.org. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector. Read more ,..
Toilet queue starts women’s day in Delhi slums
Toilet Queue Starts Women’s Day in Delhi Slums (WE News) – Thousands of women in the sprawling shantytowns outside of New Delhi face a long queue for a grimy toilet and dirty water. Even though the government recognizes women’s special need for sanitation and water, no special provisions are made.
Clean water would save lives
Clean water would save lives (Chicago Sun-Times) – On a hot summer day, most Americans can turn on the kitchen faucet and fill their glass with cool drinking water. Unfortunately, that is not the case for nearly one billion people around the world, particularly in southern Africa where First Lady Michelle Obama recently visited.
During her visit to South Africa and Botswana, Mrs. Obama focused on health and education. To improve global health and education, access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation is essential.