Charity spotlight: Water.org
Water.org—it’s a charity that does just what it sounds like it does—or is it? Though, yes, the organization does work to empower people through access to safe water and sanitation, they take a slightly different approach than many traditional charities.
The founders of Water.org, Matt Damon (yes, that Matt Damon!) and Gary White, believe that access to safe water is one of the building blocks that helps turn problems into potential. With easy access to clean water and sanitation, communities are able to improve health, embark on education and increase economic prosperity.
So how is Water.org’s approach different?
For starters, they don’t believe that charity alone can be a long-term solution. That’s why they operate under a pay-it-forward system that allows the organization to help more people in more lasting ways. By offering affordable financing through WaterCredit, small, easily repayable loans help make household water a reality for more than 8 million people.
Plus, like all of Marc Skid’s partner charities, they’re rated 4/4 stars by Charity Navigator, the premier charity ranking system. They’ve received a perfect score of 100/100 in Accountability and Transparency, with more than 78% of their donations going directly toward the programs they deliver. That’s what we’d call an A+.
Water.org’s sustainable, market-driven financial solution is a completely unique take on the water crisis—one that gives women hope, children health and communities a future. At Marc Skid, we’d say that’s saving the world.
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