Water Gives Hope

As a widowed mother of four, Jayamma's path has not been easy, but she has never ceased to do all she can to make her life better and her family happy.

Today, Jayamma welcomed us into her home and told us about what life was like before she had a water connection and a toilet, and shared the dramatic changes that took place once she organized a women's group and sought out and repaid a WaterCredit loan.

Jayamma's dedication and dogged persistence is an inspiration, and a reminder of one of life's most powerful forces: hope.

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