Matt Damon is on a Mission to End the Global Water Crisis
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This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Matt Damon had a financial dilemma to ponder as he rode in a Jeep with development expert Gary White along the bumpy highways in southern India in August , criss-crossing fields of palm trees and verdant countryside. Four years earlier, the actor had teamed up with White, a social entrepreneur and leading authority on safe water and sanitation, to co-found the nonprofit Water. At some point during the drive, the Oscar winner turned to White and got real. That was the moment this unlikely duo inadvertently made themselves private-debt pioneers.
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If there was one thing troubling Scott Harrison as he stood up to address a group of nearly 50, including more than a dozen Silicon Valley wunderkinds, it was the matter of the private jet. But still, charity: water, the nonprofit he started, was supposed to be a rejoinder to conventional philanthropy — the inefficiency, the celebrity culture, the Learjets. Harrison had rented the aging to take the entrepreneurs from Dubai to a four-day event last spring he was calling F. Not surprisingly, waterborne illnesses are among the leading causes of death in children younger than 5; the infant mortality rate in Tigray is 6. So far, charity: water claims to have provided clean water to a million people in the area.
I invite you to read our annual report knowing that, as an organization, we honor and respect the stories of the people we serve because of the generosity of our donors, and always knowing that the work we do matters. On behalf of the board of directors, we thank you for your continued support. Take a look at some of our key moments from Three kiosks completed in northern Kenya The new water kiosks are distributing water to different points in the community to provide more comprehensive coverage. Save a Drink, Save a Life campaign Our awesome fundraisers saved their drinks to bring clean water to our friends in Africa.