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029: How Collaboration is Solving the Global Water Crisis with Portfolio Manager, Khun Khunaraksa

Khunapong “Khun” Khunaraksa is a Portfolio Manager at Khun is focused on water utility financing programs in Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. His passion stems from his expert experience as a water engineer and that he is originally from this region. This is why Khun is proud to be a part of a team working diligently to achieve access to safe water and sanitation for all. He’s seen firsthand how access to safe water can change communities and empower people in Southeast Asia, inspiring him to help reach even more.

Top Takeaways:

Things you might already know:

  • was founded by Gary White and Matt Damon
  • 844 million people around the world lack access to clean water
  • 2.3 billion people around the world lack access to sanitation
  • The global water crisis requires $114 billion dollars of investment each year to solve

Things you may not have known:

  • began their water credit program in 2003. To date they have impacted the lives of 14 million people and now impact one million people every quarter
  • The average micro loan in Indonesia is $100 to tap into the local water utility
  • The repayment rate for the water credit program is 99%
  • works with local utilities to accelerate progress towards ending the global water crisis
  • There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Collaboration is key
  • uses partners on the ground to do public outreach efforts that communicate the value of water and sanitation
  • Ultimately, we are more alike than we are different. People want the best for their family
  • Just like in the US, getting buy in from all stakeholders, from management to field crews, is essential to the success of a program


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