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Gary White

Gary White

Founder, Water.org

Longtime water expert Gary White merged his two-decades-old business, WaterPartners, with Matt Damon's H2O Africa to form Water.org. Since its founding in 2009, the nonprofit has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.

A community has to invest in the project themselves to manage it. It's bottom-up, not top-down.