PHOTOS Part 3: Matt Damon illustrates the impact of Water.Org programs in India

PHOTOS Part 3: Matt Damon illustrates the impact of Water.Org programs in India

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The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is especially true when it comes to illustrating the narratives of people around the world–there truly is no better way to bring a story to life than through a photograph. That’s why, for his curation of ONE Girls and Women, Matt Damon has been sharing photos from water.org‘s programs around the world. First, he took us on a trip to Ethiopia to see how clean water transforms communities. Then, he shared photos from Indonesia, where water.org introduced a WaterCredit micro-finance program that empowers women and their families to access safe water and sanitation.

And this week, as the final chapter in this photo series, Matt Damon, and his water.org co-founder Gary White, bring us photos from India that capture the positive impact water.org has had on lives across the county.

All photos and captions courtesy of water.org

Today Tirotama has a water connection that gets water twice daily for two hours. The quality of water is clean. There is enough water for cooking and drinking.

Today Tirotama has a water connection that gets water twice daily for two hours. The quality of water is clean. There is enough water for cooking and drinking. Dec 15, 2014.

Interviewing borrowers in India. May 27, 2014.

Interviewing borrowers for water credit in India. May 27, 2014.

Taking out a microfinance loan at one of Water.org's partner offices. June 27, 2014.

Taking out a microfinance loan at one of Water.org’s partner offices. June 27, 2014.

Couple with their WaterCredit Loan Card. Apr 12, 2012.

A couple with their WaterCredit Loan Card. Apr 12, 2012.

Now that a municipal water line runs through this area, most of the residents on this street get safe water several hours a day. June 27, 2014.

Now that a municipal water line runs through this area, most of the residents on this street get safe water several hours a day. June 27, 2014.

For Arunima Baruah and her family, water bring happiness. The family did not have access to a proper toilet or household water point before now. May 23, 2013.

For Arunima Baruah and her family, water bring happiness. The family did not have access to a proper toilet or household water point before now. May 23, 2013.

The child is taking bath from the public stand post in Keelakaraikadu village. July 6, 2009.

The child is taking bath from the public stand post in Keelakaraikadu village. July 6, 2009.

Bicycle courier carrying water jugs. Aug 28, 2012.

Bicycle courier carrying water jugs. Aug 28, 2012.

Mom and daughter heading to public water point. Apr 12, 2012.

Mom and daughter heading to public water point. Apr 12, 2012.

Opening of new toilet system. Jan 3, 2012.

Opening of new toilet system. Jan 3, 2012.

For more of Matt Damon’s curation picks visit our Girls and Women page.

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