The Nature Conservancy Works to Save the Verde River
The Nature Conservancy

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has given a donation of $600,000 to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Friends of the Verde River. The donation will go on to support four different programs: crop conversion, voluntary offset programs, protecting drinking water, and an illustration of…

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Aquaculture Presents a Global Opportunity
The Nature Conservancy

To meet the demand of conserving vulnerable ocean environments while meeting a growing demand for protein, The Nature Conservancy has released a new study which identified parts of the globe with the strongest potential for the development of commercial shellfish and seaweed aquaculture. Recent evidence…

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The Nature Conservancy is Changing How We Protect Rivers
The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy and WWF Adria co-hosted the first International Conference on River Protection in Southeast Europe aimed at combatting systemic pressures on rivers and creating a platform for long-term river protection measures. The Balkans are home to the last free-flowing rivers in Europe, maintaining…

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Inditex and Water.org Team Up to Help Farmers Access Clean Water
Water.org

Water.org and Inditex, a global fashion company, partnered together to create a program geared towards helping cotton farmers access clean water and sanitation facilities. Through this program, more than $420,000 will be used to provide small, affordable loans to over 4,000 organic cotton farmers in…

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Safe Water Access During Pregnancy in Ethiopia
Water.org

A Water.org survey found that women living in rural villages in Ethiopia walk more than three hours a day to collect water, often from shallow wells or unprotected ponds they share with animals. Water.org initiative WaterCredit brings small, easily repayable loans to people who need…

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Charity: Water’s Goals for the Future
David Hessekiel

Charity: Water has written an amazing story of accomplishment since it sprang from the mind of founder Scott Harrison in 2006: $375 million raised and access to clean water provided to nearly 10 million people since then. Now, they plan to put a greater focus…

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The Importance of Access to Safe Water and Toilets in Schools
Water.org

Headmistress of Abusha Day School, Haliimah, explains how access to safe water and toilets is paving the way for 220 three to six-year-old children in rural Bombo, Uganda. By participating in Water.org’s microfinance program, the school was able to budget for toilets, water taps and…

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Clean Water and Bathrooms Enable Healthy Learning Spaces in Ghana
Opportunity International

Through School Improvement Loans (SIL), Opportunity International invests in school infrastructure, helping school proprietors create safe, healthy spaces for students to learn. Thanks to these loans, The Best School in Ghana has gained access to full drinking water tanks and new bathroom stalls that will…

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Running Water Enables Business to Come to Life in Lima
Lili Petersen

Grecia, a 26-year-old from Lima, Peru was a part of the 4.5 billion people worldwide without access to safe water and sanitation services. She recently received her loan through local microfinance lender MiBanco and WaterCredit, and used the money and time that water access has…

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