Vimala and Rangaraj are agricultural laborers living in South India where they are raising their family. Because they had no water connection at home, Vimala used to spend three hours every morning retrieving it from a local source. Dozens from the community, including Vimala, shared the tap. They were limited to two vessels each day. This amount was barely enough for drinking and cooking. Things beyond this, like gardening or regular baths, were just a dream.
Through Water.org’s WaterCredit program, the couple took out an affordable loan. Vimala and Rangaraj’s dream for water at home came true. With their loan, the couple constructed a water tap. Vimala recalls her feelings after the project was complete, “It was a wonderful feeling to see clean water flow from our tap at home. I can proudly say we have what we need.”
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