Why Hollywood Star Matt Damon Is Changing Lives with Water.org

By Tom Hasker, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

Just over 6 years ago, actor Matt Damon and his co-founder of water.org Gary White began raising awareness about the 768 million people who don't have access to safe and clean drinking water.

UNICEF says that only 1 in 4 people in India have access to clean water piped to their homes so the actor and charity CEO joined forces to change this situation and give clean water to those in desperate need.

"Our daughters in that situation would be off looking for a water source and hauling water for the family and they would have no prospects for a life or a future,"

Matt Damon said in a CNN interview.

Five years ago, Matt Damon gave this powerful interview where he explains how his reasons for getting involved in solving the water crisis started when he was very young. The deep meaning he feels for this cause is a fundamental principle of why he is succeeding with it.

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