‘It’s the difference between hope … And an existence that just basically is about scavenging for water.‘
Matt Damon is on a mission to bring clean water to the nearly 1 billion people worldwide that do not have affordable access to what we in the western world take for granted. Damon says,
It’s very hard for us to understand. You wake up in the morning, if you’re thirsty there’s a faucet right there, there’s one in the bathroom and one in the kitchen, and clean water comes out of all of them.
Every 20 seconds a kid under the age of 5 is dying, losing their life because the don’t have access to clean water, and it just doesn’t have to be that way.
Damon became aware of the issue of clean water 6 years ago after a trip to Zambia, so in 2009 with world renowned water expert Gary White, Damon co-founded Water.org. Using micro-financing loans Damon and White help people in developing countries have access to clean water.
So far, they have brought clean water into the homes and communities of a million people.
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