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How a Malawi-based advocate is working to bring quality drinking water and sanitation services to the African nation

Kettie Alinafe Harawa is the Malawi-based director of influence and scale at Water for People. The nonprofit works to bring quality drinking water and sanitation services to countries in need. Harawa leads projects like tapping into groundwater and installing pumps and water infrastructure.

Water for People works to ensure global potable water

Lack of access to clean drinking water isn't just a sanitation issue -- it's a health issue. Eleanor Allen is the CEO of a Colorado non-profit organization, Water for People, which is working toward the UN goal of ensuring global access to water by 2030.

Opinion | Here's How You Can Change Lives in the Pandemic

These causes will make great use of your money or your time. Readers keep asking in this age of Covid-19: How can I help? With so many people sick and dying and American unemployment at a level not reached since the Great Depression - and people in poor countries even worse off - readers want to address those needs.

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Water For People Receives $15M donation from MacKenzie Scott

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 

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

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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