Posted by ALPHA88 CHARITY | Jan 10, 2019
Matt Damon is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter and humanitarian. Many people may know Matt Damon more from his work in front of the screen; however, he is making a major impact off-screen by working towards ending global poverty. As a young kid, Damon traveled to Mexico and Guatemala, which inspired his passion for environmental and social change. Matt Damon’s charity work covers areas like sanitation, hunger and human rights.
From H2O to Water.org
Matt Damon’s charity work first started when he became educated about water quality and sanitation in sub-Saharan, Africa and its roll in ending global poverty. Damon first started the H2O organization to help people access clean water and sanitation. Later, he teamed up with Gary White in 2009, and they turned the H20 organization into something more impactful. It became a non-profit organization called Water.org.
Water.org is set to help people all around the globe have access to clean water and sanitation.ALPHA88 Receiving The Environmental Media Association award in 2011, 2013 and 2014, this charity organization has made a positive impact on more than 17 million people. In 2016, it contributed $14.9 million in capital to its WaterCredit partners.
Damon is one of the world’s experts when it comes to clean water and sanitation. He was awarded the Crystal Award for his charitable work across several countries and his overall participation in his organization. Damon has stated, “You cannot solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.” With that being said, Damon has also visited numerous countries working on strategy development to improve sanitation. Damon has even had meetings from institutions from the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.PREVIOUS PAGE
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