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MacKenzie Scott is shaking up philanthropy's traditions. Is that a good thing?

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a series of devastating climate change-fueled events and high food and energy costs, 2022 was a year of significant turmoil. But at least in the philanthropy sector, there may be reason for optimism.

MacKenzie Scott Is Funding to Empower People Globally. Here's What We Know About Her Priorities | Inside Philanthropy

Organizations serving marginalized people around the world have long been dreaming of a quiet knock ofinquiry from MacKenzie Scott's team of advisors. Now, while a certain air of mystery remains around the whos and whys of receiving funding from what is now known as Yield Giving, potential grantees have a lot more to go on.

Access to safe drinking water reduces emigration in Guatemala

Puerto Morelos (Mexico), Nov 30 (EFE).- Access to basic services such as drinking water is important to prevent families in the "dry corridor" of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala from migrating to other countries, said Daniel Oporto, director for Latin America at Water for People.

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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 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

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

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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