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A doctorate focused on handwashing with soap.

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Dr. Myriam Sidibe promotes handwashing with soap, setting up partnerships with governments, companies and communities to promote this simple, cheap, powerful disease-fighting tactic. Why you should listen Myriam Sidibe is one of the only people in the world with a doctorate in public health focused on handwashing with soap. As

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Can We Help with the Ebola Virus?

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We all have seen the advice for the Ebola virus which is being disseminated everywhere online and in print, but how can this make a difference in remote areas with little or no relationship to the developed world; like the villages in Sierra Leone I visited in 2011 and 2013

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GIVING BACK: Safe Drinking Water

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When you decide to create your legacy When you decide to create your legacy, it doesn’t always have to be a billion-dollar mega foundation ala Bill Gates, raising millions or billions of dollars to implement huge and expensive projects, to do good. A simple yet creative idea, driven by a

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Our Small & Nimble Team

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Our small & nimble team can move fast, implement multiple projects at one time, share our expertise, and or partner with others to help them implement their projects. And, being small and nimble keeps our administrative costs extremely low. Our mission: establish ecosystems in developing countries Ecosystems, which not only

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Be inspired by the recent efforts of our donors

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Every year the Ferrari Owners Group (FOCF), a Northern California charitable organization, raises money with a specific focus in mind. In 2012 it was water. This year it is literacy for under privileged kids in the San Fransisco Bay area. In 2012 The Blue Planet Network was the fortunate recipient of

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The trademarked faucet design that saves lives

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Bank On Rain identified and confirmed that water faucets are often the weak link in water systems and contribute to the high failure rate of water projects in developing countries. The Fullstop™ Faucet was designed and trademarked by engineer, inventor, and Bank On Rain founder Mike Williamson to solve this

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The fascinating story behind our logo

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The Designer The Bank On Rain logo was designed by James Ferris. What many people don’t know about James is this: he was on the design team at the marketing firm, Regis McKenna when they designed the very first Apple Corporate Identity, including the Apple Logo. He was then lured

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Can Trash Save Lives?

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Foreign aid alliances have left a lot of “stuff” in Haiti and around the world, but can some of it actually be re-purposed and save lives? What about those big yellow waxed canvas water bladders that are nothing more than trash once the Oxfam relief water trucks no longer deliver

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One Entrepreneurs’ Quest

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Social entrepreneur and humanitarian Rajesh Shah says it can be done. He has built a participatory decision-making “collaborative philanthropy” platform, proven in use for over seven years, to oversee thousands of grassroots water and sanitation projects worldwide efficiently, effectively, and transparently. The Peer Water Exchange (PWX) is a combination of

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Giving…with Strings Attached.

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That’s controversial!  Shouldn’t a gift be given without strings attached; isn’t that the very nature of a “gift”? When you just give things to people or communities in developing areas…. you might actually find it restricts their development. However, when they have to earn….. do something in return for a

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Explore the Bank-On-Rain ecosystem and discover why our donors are assured that their contribution not only provides immediate and ongoing relief, but also actually increases in value over time.