The actor now champions clean water so girls and women can have better opportunities.
From now on, when I feel the urge to dictate that my kids behave generously, I'm going to turn the mirror around for a few seconds and ask myself, "What can I do, in this very moment, to display generosity?"
As the world leaders set out to determine how to achieve the new ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, we encourage them to explore ensuring access to affordable capital for sanitation solutions for all.
Why does hunger persist in a world of plenty? In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting extreme poverty in half by 2010, why has it not yet cut hunger in half?
Achieving affordable access to safe water and sanitation for all has been one of humanity's most intractable problems. This is despite the fact that billions of us take these services for granted. We have known how to deliver affordable, safe water for more than 100 years yet for more than 2.5 billion people these services are absent.
In Haiti, 3.5 million people lack access to safe water. For most families, it is the responsibility of the women and children to find and collect it. Haiti is not unique in this tradition: Women and children from around the world collectively spend 140 million hours walking more than three miles to collect water each day.
The program has directly helped 1.5 million and 91 percent of borrowers are women. To date, 99 percent of the loans have
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Affleck is putting his face behind the Eastern Congo Initiative, which is designed to help build an economical civil society
Each day dads are investing money, time and skills in their own kids and the community as a whole, making them a paradigm of philanthropy. So why not honor your dad for the positive impact he is making in your life and the lives of those around you by giving back?
Today, Sir Richard Branson, Bono and Olivia Wilde declare their support for Matt Damon's Toilet Strike in the most recent PSA released by water.org.
THE WATER CRISIS IS AN EDUCATION ISSUE "Access to sanitation facilities around the world, more than any other service, provides
Co-founder of Water.org, Damon makes an appearance in the PSA, inviting all to "Join the millions of famous people who've
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