Water gives children and their families health.

Anita holding her daughter Chaitanya

Even before Chaitanya was born, her mother Anita wanted to provide the best life for her new daughter – one full of song and dance and smiles.

So Anita worked with a Water.org partner in Karnataka, India, and installed a water tap and a private toilet. Access to safe water and sanitation ensure that Chaitanya stays healthy and nourished, and has kept the rest of the family healthy, too.

And because the family has remained free of illness, they've also saved thousands of rupees on doctor's visits. Money which Anita can set aside for Chaitanya's dance lessons.

Read how water gives Ranjanna's family tomorrows.

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