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21 Feb 2018 description

More than 60 percent of Togo's population lives below the poverty line, and many people lack reliable access to drinking water, education, health and electricity

By Karla Mendes

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An African charity that improved access to drinking water and sanitation and reduced the chance of cholera deaths in a village in Togo was on Monday awarded the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize.

The award is granted every three years for outstanding grassroots projects to solve water issues in developing nations.