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July 15th, 2009 10:22am EDT
Matt Damon in Ethiopia co-founder Matt Damon with children in Tigray, Ethiopia, at the community's previous water source. Today, they have clean water from a village well provided by Read more... will help the nearly 890 million people without safe water and the more than 2.5 billion people without safe sanitation.

Matt Damon, a long-time advocate for safe water issues, explains the importance of launching, "Every 15 seconds, a child in the developing world dies from water-related disease. After visiting project sites in Africa and Asia with Gary (White, co-founder), I’ve seen the problem and the impact of safe water."

Damon said, "As a clear leader in the sector at delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for those in need, WaterPartners was the natural choice with whom to work to truly affect lasting change." co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon join slum residents in Hyderabad, India, in celebrating their new water connection