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  1. Request for Expression of Interest Max Nutri-WASH Ethiopia

    Max Foundation is a fast growing and innovative international NGO and is currently looking to secure partners for its upcoming Max Nutri-WASH program in Ethiopia.
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  2. Max Foundation shares experience at WEDC

    Proud of our Portfolio Manager Suzan van der Wilt who presented during the 40th WEDC International Conference which provides continued professional development for WASH sector professionals.
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  3. Request for Expression of Interest Max -WASH II

    Max Foundation is currently looking to secure partners for its upcoming Max WASH II program. The program is Funded by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) and Max Foundation jointly.
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  4. A warm welcome to Kate Pearson!

    Max Foundation has big plans for the coming years and we need the right people to help us grow! That’s why we’re delighted to welcome Kate Pearson as Director of Business Development.
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  5. Mutual benefits of payment-by-results

    After months of research and planning, Max Foundation is excited to announce that it will be implementing a new payment-by-results (PBR) method for all Max-WASH II projects starting early August 2017.
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  6. 2016 Annual Report: a milestone in maturity

    2016 was a BIG year for us! We phased out long-term WASH projects in Bangladesh and launched new ones and created an ambitious plan to accelerate our impact.
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  7. Phase out strategies in the WASH sector

    An upcoming event on May 31st, organised by IRC and Max Foundation with keynote speaker Pim van der Male - Senior Policy Officer WASH at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands.
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  8. New opportunities for Dutch international development cooperation

    Following the Dutch general elections on 15 March, new political parties will have the opportunity to form a parliament.
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  9. In Memory of Max Le Poole

    Today we want to honour the memory of Max Le Poole (2004) who is the inspiration behind Max Foundation.
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  10. Twelve Dutch schools walk for WASH

    On Thursday, 22 March the kids were at it again: schools from all over the Netherlands participated in the Walk for Water on World Water Day. This year, 1,250 students joined the walk.
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  11. Donor visits: Dutch Embassy and VOx-Impuls

    At the beginning of February, VOx Impuls – a Dutch family foundation – visited Bangladesh. And from 7-9 March, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) visited some of our programmes in southern Bangladesh as well.
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  12. Field visit to our 'Stunting Free Villages' project

    “These brave young women and children have so many challenges in their lives, it is astounding. I am so glad we can help them become healthier and above all happier.”
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  13. Bowls and Dishes for Max Foundation

    Like previous years Bowls and Dishes has accomplished raising 5000,- for Max Foundation with the sales of their WateR series!
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  14. Max Foundation shares best practices with sector

    Together with the National Institute of Local Government (NILG) and the Horizontal Learning Center (HLC) in Bangladesh, Max Foundation organized a workshop in January to share its best practices from the field.
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  15. Final external evaluation Max-WASH I

    The main conclusion of the evaluation team is that the uniqueness and the relevance of the Max-WASH projects are extremely high in the key water and sanitation areas prioritized by the SDGs.
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  16. Femke Markus in Africa

    Femke Markus attended the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) in Africa. We were eager to learn more about the RWSN network activities, interested to meet the community and learn about the latest developments in the field.
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  17. Interview with Joke Le Poole in WTC Today

    Joke explains in magazine WTC Today how and why we started this beautiful foundation, but primarily focusses on the business approach what has made us the success we are today.
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  18. Dutch government and Max Foundation reach millions in Bangladesh by leveraging

    The Dutch government will hereby be providing a 4.9 million euro funding for Max-WASH II programme with a total value of 13,1 million euros.
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  19. Happy 5th International Day of the Girl Child!

    Today we take a moment to think about the needed opportunities for girls and increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls all over the world.
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  20. The results of Max Value for WASH I in Bangladesh

    Max Foundation just phased out the Max Value For WASH (MVFW) I programme in Bangladesh – a four year (2012-2016) partnership programme of Max Foundation and the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands (EKN).
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  21. Max Foundation and VERC partner Up Up Up

    Growing Up Up Up has a new local partner: VERC!
    Together with them, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, KIT and RedOrange, we aim to reduce the amount of stunted children younger than 5 years old, giving them back their future. How?
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  22. Max Foundation Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week

    From August 1-7, 2016, Max Foundation Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week. The World Breastfeeding Week aimed to raise awareness of the links between breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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  23. Max Foundation inspired by World Water Week in Stockholm

    World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Experts from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to discuss the most relevant topics relating to “Water for Sustainable Growth”.
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  24. Marie-Stella-Maris first to participate in “Effective Altruism” workshop

    How can we, as a small group of people, create the biggest impact? We feel inspired by the movement of Effective Altruism. In hopes of inspiring others as well, Max Foundation created a workshop format around this theme.
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  25. Change of seats…

    After three years Femke Markus officially stepped down from the Board in June 2015. Having been involved with Max Foundation for over three years, Femke contributed significantly to the success of the organization.
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  26. The story of Max Foundation

    Do you know the story of Max Foundation? Why are we founded? And what do we do? In an inspiring video we show you what we do and founders Joke and Steven Le Poole tell you about their motives and dreams for the future.
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  27. Max Foundation presented during the annual SRHR conference

    Last week, the National Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) 2016 took place in the Bangla Academy, Dhaka. Max Foundation presented their field experiences and learnings.
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  28. Bangladesh is the first South Asian nation to become open defecation free

    In 2003 Bangladesh revealed an alarmingly poor condition of over 42% of the households who didn't have access to latrines and defecated in the open. Nowadays open defecation is reduced to just 1%.
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  29. Sense and sensibility: How can we do good better?

    Researcher Marjolijn Hekelaar: "In the development aid sector we sometimes act on ‘gut-feeling’. But this doesn’t necessarily lead to making the choices that result in the highest impact.”
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  30. Dutch school children raise €60,000 for their peers in Bangladesh

    During the annual event "Walking for Water" children across the Netherlands walked 6 kilometres with water on their back, to raise money for their peers in countries where clean drinking water is scarse.
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  31. Our sponsor Bouwmaat in Bangladesh

    Paul Verduin, manager at Bouwmaat, tells about his experience in the villages where Max Foundation's programme is being implemented. The team's goal was to construct two sanitation buildings for the local schools.
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  32. "That romantic image of incense and wild mountains does not apply here"

    Our colleague Henriette just got back from a project trip in Nepal. Many locations had toilets and water wells. It's obvious that organisations have been active in the area. But the facilities are barely being used. What's going on?
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  33. One of our customers said "5 euros? Can I buy it for a hundred?"

    To celebrate the opening of their new store in Amsterdam, our corporate sponsor Bouwmaat organised a fundraising activity for customers. They sold bricks and invited people to build a well in the store. Over €3.500 was raised!
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  34. Safe water for farmers and households thanks to Aqua for All

    The construction of five new water towers in one of the driest regions of Bangladesh will give 18,000 people access to clean, safe water. “Thanks to our partner Aqua for All we are very close to realising our project!"
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  35. More children will grow UP thanks to National Postcode Lottery

    It is a thrill to receive €500.000 from the National Postcode Lottery! This will fund the project Growing Up Up Up, aimed at preventing growth problems in children in Bangladesh.
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  36. Presenting at the SACOSAN conference 2016

    Max Foundation was invited by the Bengali government to speak during the South Asian regional conference SACOSAN 2016 for sanitation and hygiëne in South Asia.
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  37. Ambitions for 2016: exciting new projects

    We want to reach 3 million more people with our "Max WASH approach' within the coming 5 years! Read about some of our new projects for 2016.
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  38. Highlights 2015

    A mole the size of a child's hand, can dig an underground territory of 3 square km. This is like Max Foundation: small, yet highly effective and ambitious. Our goal is to get the maximum out of any given euro to save young children's lives in Bangladesh.
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  39. Great interview with Joke Le Poole in b. magazine

    Online platform b., for creative local entrepeneurs, interviews Joke le Poole, director of Max Foundation, about the highly effective approach in development aid that the foundation implements in Banglades.
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  40. Donors inspiration visit to Bangladesh

    A joint team of donors and staff of Max Foundation visited two villages in the project areas of Max Foundation - the South coastal areas of Bangladesh - on 17 & 18 November 2015.
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  41. Recommendations for commitment Ploumen on water & sanitation

    Minister Ploumen announced a new commitment to provide 50 million people worldwide with sanitation and 30 million people worldwide with clean drinking water.
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  42. Max Foundation celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

    Max Foundation organizes extensive program for World Breastfeeding Week 2015 in the three unions Gulishakhali, Kukua and Atharogasia in Bangladesh. Over 180 mothers with children are educated.
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  43. Press coverage Dutch ministrial visit

    Minister Schultz van Haegen of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited the project ‘Max Value For Wash’ in Bangladesh. This visit got a lot of press coverage.
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  44. Founders on tv in Bangladesh

    Founders Joke and Steven Le Poole were invited as a guest on a popular talkshow with 6 million viewers in Bangladesh! They talked about stunted children, a huge problem in Bangladesh.
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  45. Max Foundation raises 92,000 Euros via Max Muddy Buddy Run

    Max Foundation organized the very first intercontinental obstacle run on May 31st in the world - the Max Muddy Buddy Run - and raised 92,000 Euros.
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  46. New Yale study proves methods of Max Foundation

    A combination of community motivation and subsidies targeted to the poor is the most effective way to increase toilet ownership and use in developing countries, according to a new Yale study.
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  47. Press coverage 'stunting workshop'

    Recently, Max Foundation organised a workshop in Bangladesh based on the concept "stunting free villages". Stunting is a major issue in Bangladesh. The workshop got a lot of press coverage.
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  48. Workshop stunting free villages

    Malnutrition rates in Bangladesh are amongst the highest in the world, 41% of children under five are stunted. Max Foundation shares ideas on stunting with other parties during this workshop.
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  49. 600.000.000 liter clean drinking water for developing countries

    On World Water Day, 20/03/2015, Made Blue announces the realization of 600.000.000 liters clean drinking water for developing countries.
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  50. Walking for Water, March 18th 2015

    On the 18th of March 2015, 2000 students of Dutch national and International Schools (including schools in Topeka, Kansas, USA) will participate in de “Walking for Water” event.
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