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CDD Society Wins $250,000 Lipman Family Prize

CDD Society has been named as the grand prize winner of the 2022 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from approximately 100 applicants around the globe, CDD Society works to scale the availability of affordable and sustainable community-centered water and sanitation solutions, particularly through innovative and decentralized nature-based solutions. As the 2022 winner, CDD Society will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds. Make A Difference and Yamba Malawi will each receive $100,000. All three organizations will also receive executive training and support from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania.


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