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Impact Accelerator

Welcome to the Who Gives A Crap and WaterAid Impact Accelerator!

We are excited to be working with our friends and long-term partner Who Gives A Crap to bring a new and innovative approach to solving some of sanitation's biggest issues. Together we will take challenging sanitation problems and through the Impact Accelerator, develop innovative new solutions in the following country programs:

The Impact Accelerator

The Impact Accelerator trials new approaches to creating sanitation solutions in WaterAid's programs across the globe. It will focus on innovative and scalable approaches to the current problems and neglected areas of sanitation. We will also look to identify ideas to attract additional ongoing investment from other government, non-government and private sector funders, to secure large scale impact. Central to the Impact Accelerator is a commitment to sharing which initiatives are succeeding, which are failing and why, so the entire sector can benefit from its learnings. We want the fund to help the global community achieve its goal of everyone, everywhere having access to a clean and functioning toilet.

What is the Sanitation Crisis?

A decent toilet is something everyone should take for granted - at home, school, work and public places. It's a basic human right that protects people from dangerous diseases and provides dignity. Yet two billion people worldwide - that's one in four - still do not have a toilet.

Governments have neglected sanitation for too long, resulting in a severe lack of finance, skills, resources and systems to ensure everyone has access to a decent toilet.

The Partnership

Who Gives A Crap and WaterAid have a successful and life-changing partnership that began in 2012, culminating in the creation of the Impact Accelerator with an initial investment of $1 million and further investments in WaterAid's life-changing water, sanitation and hygiene projects globally.

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