Our goal: universal access to clean water and the dignity of a toilet, in our lifetime.
The water in your toilet is cleaner than nearly a billion people have to drink. And more people have cell phones on our planet than a toilet. This water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.
The kicker: IT IS ALL PREVENTABLE. Solutions are simple and cost-effective. We can bring one person clean water for life for only $25.
Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed thousands of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to clean water and the dignity of a toilet. 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 certified local partners to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector.