Matt Damon Wants to Solve Poverty by Extending Water and Sanitation

Matt Damon Wants to Solve Poverty by Extending Water and Sanitation

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“In 2007 he was named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, but these days, Matt Damon is getting noticed for something far less sexy,” reports Katie Couric

“Probably the least sexy thing is water,” says Damon. “But, you know, it’s a huge issue for women and girls, and they’re the ones affected the most. And, as a father of four girls, I feel it personally.”

Damon made it his mission to help people in developing countries have access to safe water and sanitation after learning about the severity of the problem during a trip to Africa in 2006.

He partnered up with Gary White, an engineer and water specialist, to form the nonprofit organization Water.org in 2009.

(WATCH a Thank You video below – READ the story from Katie Couric, via Yahoo News)

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