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Vimala, Rangaraj and their family now have affordable access to safe water at home. Before, they had to spend three hours a day carrying it from a communal source. The family now has easy access to safe water, creating more time and energy for a better life. Read about how their dream came true.

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’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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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