Find beauty in a basic necessity

Martina looking out her window

Read Martina's story, then donate and help women around the world turn a basic necessity into a beautiful thing for their families.

High above the banana farms and rice paddies, Martina and her family call the dusty roads and rural hills of Peru home. She and her husband dreamed of financing a water tap and toilet, knowing it would be a valuable investment in their family's health and time.

Water.org created WaterCredit to help families like Martina's get access small, affordable loans for basic household water connections and toilets. It's a smart way for the world's poor to get access to the basic necessities we often take for granted.

With the project complete, Martina said, "To have water and a bathroom in our home is a beautiful thing for my children...for their health, and safety, and privacy."

Your donations to Water.org have helped expand the reach of WaterCredit, making life-changing loans available to millions of people.


Give to Water.org and give water credit for showing us that a basic bathroom can be a beautiful thing to millions of people like Martina.

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Capital: Lima
Population of 31.1 million
4 million lack access to safe water
7.5 million lack access to improved sanitation
8% of the total population lives on less than US$2 per day
Peru