Matt Damon Is On Mission To Supply The World’s Poorest With Clean Water

Jul. 14 2009, Published 9:08 a.m. ET

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Matt Damon – actor and cofounder of H20Africa announced on Tuesday that he has joined forces with Gary White of WaterPartners to create a new organization, with the goal of bringing clean, safe drinking water to some of the poorest communities on earth.

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Damon has traveled to Ethiopia and India in recent months to view first-hand the impact that clean water has on villages. "Every 15 seconds, a child in the developing world dies from water-related disease. After visiting project sites in Africa and Asia with Gary, I’ve seen the problem and the impact of safe water." Damon said in a statement to

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