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John Kluge
John Kluge is Co-Founder and Chief Disruption Officer of Toilet Hackers, a nonprofit organization bringing improved sanitation and hygiene to the 2.5 billion people without a toilet in developing nations. He spent 10 years in policy and development, founding the Digital Citizenship program at the EastWest Institute, an international global security organization, and spearheading the drafting and lobbying efforts of the Federal Food Donation Act of 2008 while serving as the Legislative Liaison for a US based anti-poverty agency, improving the food security of 36 million under-served people in the United States.

Entries by John Kluge

Poop? What a Shame!

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2013 | 12:44 PM

Girls don't poop. Me, never have. Never will. It just doesn't happen. Or, that's what Joe thinks! We've been married for nine years, and he has never once seen or smelled my business. How have I pulled this off? I don't do it when he's around or awake. In an...

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Want to Change the World? Give Girls a Chance

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 7:41 PM

When Muhammad Yunus pioneered the microfinance industry in the mid-1970s, loaning money to the ladies was a pretty radical notion. (Until 1974, American women could be denied loans and credit cards unless a man was willing to co-sign.)

Today, the large majority of microloans go to women,...

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The Best Investment You Ever Sat On

(2) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 11:27 AM

A certain extremely successful businessman, someone I knew well, always said that of the 200 companies he owned in his long, long career, his favorite was a chain of steakhouses because they brought in money seven days a week. Global sanitation--increased access to safe, sustainable toilet systems--is a similar dynamo,...

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We Need to Rethink How We Measure 'Improved Sanitation'

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 8:30 AM

Building on the first debate to accelerate progress towards the MDGs, the Skoll World Forum partnered with Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Huffington Post to produce another online debate--this time...

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Hacking Toilets the World Over

(16) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 8:55 AM

I am a committed toilet hacker. Yes, I am fiercely committed to making better, smarter and more accessible toilets. In fact, I want armies of purpose driven people pursuing this same mission. The reason that I am so passionate about this is that it is unacceptable that 2.6 billion people...

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