Half empty, or half full?

Mary sitting behind her old water tank

At her home in Kenya, Mary's old water tank posed a serious risk to her and her family's health as an open barrel of standing water can quickly become a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Water.org created WaterCredit to help people like Mary get access to small, affordable loans that enable them to purchase things like the construction of home water connections, toilets, or in her case, a new water tank.

Her new, fully enclosed fiberglass tank is designed to endure the elements and provide safe water for decades to come.

One in every 10 people lack access to safe water. You have helped us reach more than five million people like Mary so far, and we've only just begun.

Give to Water.org and turn more old, open water tanks into symbols of lasting health and security for more families.


Capital: Nairobi
Population of 46.7 million
17.3 million lack access to safe water
32.7 million lack access to improved sanitation
43% of the total population lives below the national poverty line