Amazon Will Donate $10 Million to Help a Million People Get Access to Safe Water
Amazon and Water.org are partnering to help launch the Water.org Water & Climate Fund focused on climate-resilient water and sanitation solutions that will result in lasting access for 100 million people across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In addition to launching this fund, Amazon’s $10 million contribution will directly empower 1 million people with water access by 2025, providing 3 billion liters of water per year in areas facing water scarcity.
By 2025, 50% of the world’s population is projected to live in water-stressed areas as a result of climate change, with low-income families bearing the greatest brunt of this crisis. This new commitment builds on Amazon’s existing partnership with Water.org. Since 2020, the Amazon and Water.org teams have worked together to provide clean water and sanitation to 250,000 people in communities in India and Indonesia, through microfinance loans that help nearby communities finance water pipe connections and toilet installations in homes.
Over the next two years, Amazon’s newest donation will kickstart one of the largest private investment portfolios in water and climate to date. The Water & Climate Fund will support climate-resilient water and sanitation projects including water reuse infrastructure, wastewater treatment plants, and water loss reduction.
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