Ranjana's Story

After Ranjana took out a WaterCredit loan to build her family a toilet, their lives changed forever. Watch as she shares their story, and read more about how a toilet had such a positive effect on her life.

After Ranjana took out a WaterCredit loan to build her family a toilet, their lives changed forever.

She found that by having access to a toilet, she and her husband saved money they had previously spent on doctor's visits and medication for their family due to diarrhea and other infections derived from open defecation.

By having extra money each month the couple was able to save for a sewing machine. Now, Ranjana can sew apparel to sell at market; helping to support the livelihood of her family, and affording them more opportunities.

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
India

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