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Opportunity Starts With Safe Water – Donate Today?

One of the major barriers to safe water and sanitation is affordable financing. We address this barrier head-on through access to small, easily repayable loans. Every repaid loan creates a new opportunity for another family.

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Refills For Everyone

At Shramik Shanti School, the situation wasn’t much different. Groundskeepers were assigned the responsibility of collecting water from the same nearby water source. Dedicated women like Asha walked back and forth up to 30 times each day, collecting one jug at a time so they could give water to the students. They had no other option.

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Recovery Begins After Hurricane Irma
Red Cross

Weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida as a Category Four storm, communities are beginning to recover and the American Red Cross is shifting focus to support these longer-term efforts. The Red Cross is working with a large team of partners to help residents move through the recovery process by connecting them to critical services and resources they need to get back on their feet.

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Investing in Their Home, Health, and Future

Lelita and her brother, John, share their childhood home outside of Chiclayo. Years ago, before their parents passed, the two committed to their mother and father that they would keep the home in the family. Though it is a simple concrete, dirt-floor dwelling, they promised to give future generations the best lives possible, in the house their parents built.

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Norway Nobel Peace Prize
10 Past Nobel Peace Prize Winners You Should Know
Daniele Selby

The Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work” to facilitate international cooperation, reduce conflict, and promote international peace, will be announced on Oct. 6. Among this year’s favorites to win are Angela Merkel, Pope Francis, and the group of volunteer humanitarian responders in Syria known as The White Helmets, Time reports. In anticipation of Friday’s big reveal, Global Citizen took a retrospective view of past Nobel Peace Prize winners and their accomplishments.

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Access to safe water stands in the way of millions of kids around the world and a bright future. Dirty water disproportionately impacts children. More than 500,000 children die needlessly every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. And, the loss of 443 million school days each year due to water-related illness limits the potential of these young minds. is working to break down the barriers that stand between these kids, their families and safe water.

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Tyler Riewer

“I was chosen because I know how to read and write.” Natalia responds. “But also because I can maintain progress.” Her committee members nod in agreement, and it becomes clear that Natalia is not your average 15-year-old.

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These Local Journalists are Fighting for Clean Water for Their Communities
SIWI - Stockholm International Water Institute

When Pakistani journalist Farahnaz Zahidi learnt about a water contamination crisis in the village of Tharparkar, she didn’t stop reporting until authorities took action. Farahnaz wrote extensively about an entire village that walks bent over due to fluorosis and water contamination. She used Facebook, Twitter and other social media to draw the public’s attention and put pressure on the government. Her stories and relentless efforts led to Pakistan’s Armed Forces and development sector finally setting up water plants in the village.

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Santa Catarina River in Monterrey
Coke and Pepsi, gardening together in Mexican mountains to preserve urban water
Jason Margolis

The semiarid Mexican city of Monterrey has two major challenges with water: either there is not enough of it, or there’s far too much.Improving and fixing the area’s infrastructure could cost billions. But a US environmental organization has a far cheaper solution, and it’s getting rival corporations — like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo — to come together to pay for it.

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