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

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

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

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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