FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DENVER, December 10, 2020 — Water For People is pleased to announce its selection as an official member of the Million Lives Club, an initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are scaling impact to improve the lives of those living on less than $5 a day.
Water For People was chosen thanks to its innovative Everyone Forever model, which delivers sustainable water and sanitation services in nine countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
The Million Lives Club is comprised of three cohorts of innovators and social entrepreneurs who are improving the lives of those living on less than $5 a day:
MLC Vanguard: Celebrates those who have directly impacted 1,000,000+ clients with their innovations. MLC Voyager: Recognizes innovations expected to impact 1,000,000+ clients within 18 months. MLC Pioneer Highlights innovations that have scaled to meet the needs of 40%+ of their target populations. With impact to-date of 3.66M people, Water For People has been inaugurated as a Vanguard member.
The Million Lives Club recognizes the importance of a customer-centric focus in global development, and believes that collectively highlighting social innovators that have reached transformative numbers of clients will act as a powerful platform to encourage the uptake and scaling of innovations for good, everywhere.
The Million Lives Club seeks to nurture innovation ecosystems by recognizing innovators and social entrepreneurs whose innovations have scaled to serve 1 million customers or are rapidly approaching this milestone. The Million Lives Club is an initiative inspired by members of the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) and supported by a growing partnership of leading development organizations. For more information, visit millionlivesclub.org.
About Water For People:
Founded in 1991 in Denver, Colorado, Water For People is a global nonprofit working across nine countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa to achieve lasting access to clean water and sanitation services. Water For People brings together communities, local entrepreneurs, and governments to build, operate, and maintain their own systems so that every family, health clinic, and school has access to safe water and sanitation that will last for generations to come. This impact model is called Everyone Forever. Learn more at www.waterforpeople.org.
Jody Carman, Director of Marketing & Communications
Water For People