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Matt Damon Is Hopeful Donald Trump Will Show 'Flexibility' On Fight For Clean Water

Matt Damon Is Hopeful Donald Trump Will Show 'Flexibility' On Fight For Clean Water

Matt Damon is continuing his fight to help people in dire need of clean water!

The 46-year-old actor launched his own water charity in 2009 with Gary White called water.org, which provides small loans to people in dire need of access to water and sanitation.

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“The poorest of poor are actually already paying for water, and in a lot of cases paying more than the middle class. If you’re not connected to the infrastructure then you’re taking time away from a job to go to a common water source and spend hours waiting in line with your jerrycan to fill up and bring it home. It’s incredibly inefficient,” Matt expressed while attending a panel with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Thursday (April 20) in Washington DC.

Water.org has partnered with 65 local microfinance institutions across nine countries, providing $17m in subsidies, with India a particular focus so far.

“This president [Donald Trump] has already shown some flexibility in his thinking as he goes deeper on some of these issues,” Matt added. “With water, for every dollar you put in, you get seven dollars out. I think the benefit might appeal to his business brain … if you’re doing it right, it really is an effective use of the taxpayers’ money and saves you a lot long-term.”

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