Water & Sanitation Solutions: Recent Posts

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Matt Damon On Access To Water

Access to clean water isn't just about saving lives, it's also about changing the nature of one's life and allowing them to live up to their potential as human beings. - Matt Damon, Co-Founder, Water.org

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Bachamma next to her cow
Milk Money

Bachamma and her husband live in a thatched-roof home with a covered entry where they keep their dairy cows. In addition to drinking water for her family, she needs to water their cows multiple times a day to keep up their milk production.

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A toilet is a beautiful thing

What if you didn’t have a toilet home? Or one even nearby? Where would you go? What if finding an answer to these questions was part of your daily life?

A toilet is something we rarely give a second thought until we need to use it. But for millions of ... More »

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Futures Full of Possibility

“What is it you will do with your one wild and precious life?”

For 663 million others, the expense, exhaustion, disease caused by a lack of access to safe water makes it difficult to think about their future, let alone opportunities they may find in it.

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Angelina using her new water tap
Safer In So Many Ways

The village where Angelina lives with her new husband did not have access to water until recently when her municipality built water lines throughout the community. While the infrastructure was put in place, it was up to individual villagers to pay for a connection.

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Something To Gather Around

For centuries a meal has served as more than sustenance.

Whether simple or extravagant, around the world meals are known to bring people together for fellowship, celebration, and giving thanks.

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Dora and Moses standing together
Empowering Entrepreneurs In Peru

The distance between Dora, Moses, and safe water seemed far, until they learned how Water.org could help bring them closer together.

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Students of the Kanija Village in India
Art from Kanija Village

Water means life to the families of Kanija Village in India. And because they have access to safe water children have the time and good health to attend school which is where these girls created celebratory art for their community's Water Day event.

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Mitu stands with her husaband and her sister.
Mitu will solve her family's problems

Going to the toilet in Bangladesh is not as simple was walking down the hall like in other parts of the world.

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WATER: R is for Reading

When Usha built a washroom in her home, it gave her the time she needed to support her young daughter's studies.

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Children reading in a classroom in India
WATER: E is for Education

A doctor, a poet, a farmer, a nurse…we know not what the future holds for these children. But, what we do know is today; they can go to school and get an education, instead of walk to collect water.

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A young girl living in rural Kenya waits all morning for water to come out from a natural spring.
WATER: T is for Tears

When a young girl in Kenya wept over missing school, it caused one of Water.org's East Africa staff to cry. But the same employee has also seen how access to safe water can bring tears of joy.

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