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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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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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Water For People Receives $15M donation from MacKenzie Scott

September 21, 2022

DENVER, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 — Water For People, a nonprofit working across Latin America, Asia, and Africa to sustainably address the global water crisis, announced a transformational gift of $15 million from noted philanthropic leader MacKenzie Scott on Wednesday.

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Water For People Announces New Co-CEOs 

March 14, 2022

DENVER, March 14, 2022 — Water For People, a global nonprofit working to help develop lasting quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, is pleased to welcome Samson Hailu Bekele and Mark Duey as Co-CEOs effective on March 28, 2022. 

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Water For People Joins the Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Develpment

February 25, 2022

DENVER, February 25, 2022 — Water For People is pleased to join the Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED) and sign the Pledge for Racial & Ethnic Equity (REE).

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Water For People Announces the Appointment of Four New Board Members

December 16, 2021

DENVER, December 16, 2021 —Water For People, a global nonprofit working to develop lasting quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in nine countries, is pleased to welcome Katherine Milligan, Pauline Idogho, Shannon Music, and Rich D’Amato to the Board of Directors.

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Kimberly-Clark Continues Support of Water For People for World Toilet Day

November 17, 2021

DENVER, Colo., November 16, 2021 — With nearly half the world’s population lacking safely managed sanitation and nearly 500 million still defecating in the open, hygiene product manufacturer Kimberly-Clark is donating $1.5 million

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Eleanor Allen to Step Down from Water For People

October 8, 2021

DENVER, October 8, 2021 — The Board of Directors of Water For People announced that CEO Eleanor Allen will step down from the global water, sanitation, and hygiene nonprofit in 2022 once a new CEO is hired. The search for a new CEO has begun. 

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