Empowered to do more

Around the world 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, and 1 billion still defecate in the open. Some of the biggest obstacles for women with children in developing countries can be the struggle to keep safe water in the home and ensure the whole family has a place nearby to relieve themselves.

With WaterCredit Hamsavani built a toilet at home. By removing the daily obstacle of having no place to 'go', which before, posed a time and safety issue for her family, now she is free to successfully run a sewing business to support her family. The income she makes from the business can pay for the family's needs like school uniforms or food. This small improvement in Hamsavani's life has empowered her to make big changes.

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

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