Malliga's Loan at Work

Malliga draws water from her new water connection just outside of her house. She took out a loan from’s partner, Hand in Hand, to pay for the construction and extension of the pipe from the municipal water lines, and her personal connection was installed in January 2012. Before having a water connection in front of her house, Malliga used to have to walk to a street pipe in town and carry the water back each day. She plans to take out another loan from Hand in Hand to construct a toilet as well.

Capital: New Delhi
Population of 1.2 billion
77 million lack access to safe water
769 million lack access to improved sanitation
59% of the total population lives on less than US$2 per day