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Inaugural U.S. WASH Convening to Address Water Access Gap, Bringing Together Over 200 Attendees from 100+ Organizations

May 1, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The convening will bring together over 300 attendees from more than 100 organizations to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and solutions to closing the water access gap in the United States.

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Water For People Accelerates Access to Improved Sanitation and Hygiene Services Using Market-Based Approaches in Uganda

March 28, 2024

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF), a United Nations-backed initiative, recently awarded Water For People Uganda with a $5 million grant . With this funding, Water For People Uganda, working through government structures and implementing partners, will improve universal access to safe sanitation and hygiene through projects in seven districts throughout Uganda.

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DigDeep and Water For People Launch Vessel™ Collective to Unite Efforts in the US Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Space

October 5, 2023

October 4, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) – Today, DigDeep, a human rights nonprofit working to ensure universal access to clean water and proper sanitation in the United States, is pleased…

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Achieving universal access by 2030 is not a distant target

September 1, 2023

DENVER and INDIANAPOLIS and THE HAGUE, July 20, 2023 – The latest report delivered by WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme confirms that the world is far from being on track in achieving the…

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Inter-American Development Bank commission Toilet Board Coalition and Water For People to scale sanitation businesses in Latin America and The Caribbean – A call for corporate mentors to engage in LAC Accelerator

July 27, 2023

In addressing Sustainable Development Goal 6.2, IDB Lab – the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – commissioned the Toilet Board Coalition and Water For People to scale sanitation businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean via the Toilet Board Coalition’s Accelerator. The objective of the project is to provide entrepreneurial acceleration support to start-ups and promote the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the sanitation sector to increase sanitation services in Guatemala, Honduras, and Peru.

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Water For People distributes $250,000 in unrestricted grants to locally-led nonprofits across Latin America, Africa and India

July 27, 2023

As part of an anonymous donor’s grantmaking program, Water For People has received an unrestricted donation of $250,000 towards their “small grants” initiatives. Here’s how they’re distributing the funds across Latin America, Africa, and India.

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Water for Good joins One For All, a global alliance fighting the water crisis

March 8, 2023

DENVER and INDIANAPOLIS and THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, March 08, 2023 — One For All, an alliance of global organizations championing collaborative methods to support water justice issues across the world,…

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Water For People Announces more than $100,000 in global innovation grants as part of 2023 Shitovation Awards

January 31, 2023

DENVER, CO, JANUARY 19 2023  — To address the disconnect between desperately needed innovation and the global sanitation crisis, Water For People announced the 2023 Shitovation Awards which dedicates grants totaling $104,472 to fund innovative sanitation projects across Peru, Bolivia, Rwanda, Uganda, and India.

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Photograph of a dry landscape in Tanzania, with mountains in the distance

Water For People Expands Country Programs in East Africa to Include Tanzania

December 9, 2022

DENVER, CO & DODOMA, TANZANIA, DECEMBER 1 2022 — This fall, Water For People launched Water For People Tanzania, the first new country program in ten years and the fourth in Africa.

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Water For People Completes First Year of USAID Grant in Rwanda as part of U.S. Global Water Strategy

November 18, 2022

KIGALI, RWANDA & DENVER, COLORDADO, NOVEMBER 17, 2022 – Water For People completed year one of a five-year project funded by USAID to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) service delivery in rural Rwanda.

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