Here's to brighter futures

After learning about WaterCredit, a program from Water.org that puts financial tools to work in the water sector, Poppy and her husband took out a loan to install a submersible pump at home. Now Poppy and her family have safe water just outside their door. Read how having access to safe water has changed their lives.

In Savar, Bangladesh many opportunities keep the more than 320 villages active and bustling; schools, mosques, factories, and markets. However, those who lack access to safe water miss out on participating in these opportunities that contribute to personal and community growth because their time is spent collecting water.

Poppy Begum is a 28 year old wife and mother. While her husband sold tea at the market each day, Poppy collected water from a pond or river. This was time she could have spent managing their home and helping her husband earn more income.

After finding out about WaterCredit, Poppy and her husband took out a loan to install a submersible pump at home. Now, with access to safe water just outside their door, Poppy can do the household chores, provide better care for their children, and embrace the many opportunities that await their family in Savar. With sincere gratitude she said, "I am happy that my children will not know the water crisis like I did before."

Please donate now. Your generosity continues to brighten futures around the world with access to safe water. And that means children like Poppy’s will never know the burden of the water crisis.

Capital: Dhaka
Population of 160 million
20 million lack access to safe water
63 million lack access to improved sanitation
77% of the total population lives on less than US$2 per day
Bangladesh