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Safe Water for Jyoti's Family

It is common for families to lose hours of what could be productive days due to water-borne illnesses. This was the case for Jyoti's family. They live in Assam, India where according to our partner organization, Asomi, many are still dependent on water from rain, streams and rivers for drinking ... More »

What a toilet means to 16-year-old Mbete

Mbete’s school and community got toilets and safe water for first time. Now, with some of her most basic needs met, she can focus on her education and opportunities for a better life.

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Improving sanitation and lives

World Toilet Day is November 19th. To highlight the life-changing effects of a toilet, Water.org will be sharing stories like that of Manjula. She hopes to see her children graduate school someday. Now that her family has access to safe water and a toilet at home, this hope can be ... More »

Ranjana's Story

After Ranjana took out a WaterCredit loan to build her family a toilet, their lives changed forever. Watch as she shares their story, and read more about how a toilet had such a positive effect on her life.

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Opportunity in Ghana

It is difficult to deny the side effects and suffering the lack of access to safe water can pose on a community. From the stories of these women we learn that once a well was constructed near their homes, the daily obstacle of sourcing and carrying water, that previously controlled ... More »

Improving access to water in Africa

Grace used to get water for her family from a nearby stream, now there is water at her house. She took a WaterCredit loan for a rain catchment system, which she has now paid off. She uses the water for domestic chores like cleaning, laundry, and even watering a ... More »

A Town Called Bèlanje

The people of Bèlanje, Haiti once collected unsafe water from an open spring each day; thankfully, less than one kilometer away, something happened that has changed their lives.

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The Water Woman

In a community where access to safe water has changed lives, read how the town water woman is helping to improve them even more by encouraging her neighbors to build toilets at home.

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WaterCredit in Uganda

When the municipal water source proved unreliable, read how Aggrey was able to supplement his household water needs through WaterCredit.

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Smiles from Indonesia

Suami lives in Indonesia where one-fourth of the population still lack access to an improved water source. Read how through Water.org's WaterCredit program she was able to construct a water tap and a toilet in her home.

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John Green & Bill Gates Give Water

In July, author and videoblogger John Green joined Bill Gates on a trip to Ethiopia where together they observed the country’s progress in sustainable healthcare. They also observed the need for access to safe water and sanitation persists which is why they are looking to change this. Learn more ... More »

Safe Water in Corail Thor

After experiencing so much personal hardship and loss related to their former water source, a young girl and her family are happy to have access to safe water now. Read more...

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