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Water For People Press Releases

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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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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Water For People Announces the Appointment of Four New Board Members

DENVER, December 16, 2021 —Water For People, a global nonprofit working to develop lasting quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in nine countries, is pleased to welcome Katherine Milligan, Pauline Idogho, Shannon Music, and Rich D’Amato to the Board of Directors.

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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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Water For People Marks World Water Day with Launch of Club 6

DENVER, March 22, 2021 — Global nonprofit Water For People is marking World Water Day with the launch of Club 6, a new monthly giving community that invites donations of just $6 per month. This budget-friendly entry point recognizes that, even those who might not have much to give can still play an important role in supporting the cause of clean water. The price point is also a nod to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation for All. 

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Water For People Announces New Additions To Board Of Directors

DENVER, December 16, 2020 — Water For People, a global nonprofit working to develop lasting quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in nine countries, is pleased to welcome Debra Coy, Greg McIntyre, and Winifred Nabakiibi to the Board of Directors.

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Water For People Announced as Vanguard Member of the Million Lives Club

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.

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Water For People and IRC Accelerate Path to SDG 6 Through Formation of Strategic Partnership

DENVER, February 12, 2020 — Water For People CEO, Eleanor Allen, and IRC CEO, Patrick Moriarty, announced today the formation of a strategic partnership to accelerate progress toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 – water and sanitation for all.

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