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Water For People Press Releases

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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Water For People distributes $250,000 in unrestricted grants to locally-led nonprofits across Latin America, Africa and India

As part of an anonymous donor’s grantmaking program, Water For People has received an unrestricted donation of $250,000 towards their "small grants" initiatives. Here’s how they’re distributing the funds across Latin America, Africa, and India.

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Water for Good joins One For All, a global alliance fighting the water crisis

DENVER and INDIANAPOLIS and THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, March 08, 2023 — One For All, an alliance of global organizations championing collaborative methods to support water justice issues across the world,…

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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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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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