Australian Clean-tech Investment Company Founder Donates $9 Million to Clean African Water.

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David Caplice donated $9 million to ‘The Water Project’ today in a bid to save the lives of millions of Africans from water-related diseases. A recent trip to Africa to pick up his adopted son, urged the Caplice Partners LP founder, to open his wallet.

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David Caplice - Caplice Partners Managing Director

It’s the little things that we take for granted in Australia that changes lives.

A $9 million donation from Caplice Partners LP founder, Aussie philanthropist, David Caplice, to ‘The Water Project’, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing Africans with clean, safe drinking water, was sparked by a recent trip to an orphanage.    
“When my wife and I went to Africa to pick up our adopted son last month, we were horrified,” he says.
“There were babies and children drinking dirty brown water. I was shocked! It was running from the taps,” the Managing Director says.
David chose ‘The Water Project’, an African based charity, to donate his millions because he wanted to make a difference.
“I’ve been rewarded with so much money from this world it’s time to give something back,” David says.
“A dollar goes a long way in Africa. Imagine what $9 million can do.”
Nearly one billion people suffer needlessly without access to safe water, according to the Water Project’s website.
One out of every five deaths under the age of five worldwide is due to a water-related disease and nearly eighty per cent of illness in developing countries is related to poor water conditions.
“Access to clean, safe water saves lives.” David says.
Caplice Partners LP is a global, privately owned, Clean-tech Company with investment professionals across three continents. The firm’s global investments have provided Clean-tech companies with the necessary capital to make their businesses thrive.
Caplice has provided its investment companies with marketing and brand expertise, introduction to follow on capital, advice on capital markets, and the ability to go public and to scale substantially.
Its clean-tech investments with companies are focused on alternative energy systems, as well as in other industries such as recycling and energy efficiency.
“Our company has invested over $750 million and has over a decade of investment experience”, David says.
“We are highly committed to the Clean-tech sector in raising awareness and further development of the sector.”

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