A Postcard from Indonesia

Submitted by photographer Benjamin Heath

Sariati pours water from her newly constructed tap.

A woman from the village of Kimiri makes a payment on her WaterCredit loan. By connecting financial institutions to communities in developing countries in need of clean water, small loans are made to individuals and households. As the loans are repaid, funds can be redeployed to additional families in need of safe water.

Neni took out a WaterCredit loan to install a toilet in her home, which has given her more time to run her shop.

Erni uses her new water connection to wash before prayer.

Mu'minah and her mother Munadiah used WaterCredit funds to construct both a water connection and an in-home toilet.

Suminah and her family once had to rely on an insufficient shallow borewell for water, but this new tap has made their lives much easier.

Anah has more time to tend to her vegetables thanks to a new toilet.

Like many women living in rural Indonesia, Muhayanti makes rugs for a living. She uses fabric scraps discarded by local manufacturing companies to sew fringed rugs. She sells the rugs in bulk to market distributors.

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