Lyos – like many women in her village – performed the difficult daily task of collecting water, never knowing if it was safe to drink. Upon learning she was pregnant with their second child, Lyos and her husband decided to find another way. They found it with something we call WaterCredit.
Water.org created WaterCredit to help people like Lyos get access to safe water by helping them get access to small, affordable loans from local microfinance institutions. Through WaterCredit, Lyos borrowed the money needed to build a water tap, providing easy access to safe water at home.
Now, instead of inheriting her mother's difficult daily walk to collect water, Lyos' daughter has time to play and go to school.
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