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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.

Handwashing saves lives, but it's a luxury for too many people

Despite its prominence today, handwashing is still out of reach for millions. Here are 3 ways we can help increase access to this most basic of resources.

'Scott Pilgrim' cast reunites for 10th anniversary script read-through for charity

Edgar Wright's beloved cult classic is also getting theatrical re-release. EW can exclusively reveal that the cast of 2010's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World reunited remotely in May for a script read-through of filmmaker Edgar Wright's graphic novel adaptation. In addition to marking the film's tenth anniversary, the virtual gathering was held to promote and benefit the charity Water for People.

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Press Releases

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

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

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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Leading water and sanitation NGOs, IRC and Water For People, announce Destination 2030, a shared vision to reach 200 Million people by 2030 through a newly formed alliance

THE HAGUE and DENVER, August 25, 2021 — IRC CEO, Patrick Moriarty, and Water For People CEO, Eleanor Allen, announced today ‘Destination 2030,’ a shared vision to reach 200 million people by 2030 through the establishment of a formal alliance aimed at accelerating progress toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) – water and sanitation for all. 
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blogs from the wash room

Deadly global pandemic. Worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Over 25 million jobs lost in the US in five weeks! All thanks to a highly contagious, smaller-than-bacteria, nucleic acid wrapped in a coat of proteins whose bubble gets burst with soap. Seriously, people? Not even in Hollywood...


An interview with Kim Lemme, Water For People’s Director of Learning & Influence, on the organization’s journey to systems strengthening...


San Bartolomé is an isolated, small town municipality deep in the Quiché department in rural Guatemala. It highlights some of the real issues many small towns are facing over the management of water and sanitation services in Guatemala, Latin America, and beyond...


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