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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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A lesson with turmeric

Women in Palanjogihalli, India showed us how they cover their hands in ground turmeric to educate their friends and family on proper hand washing technique. Read more...

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Realizing it is possible

Realizing it was possible to have safe water and a toilet at home, Margaret and her husband decided a micro-finance loan was a good solution to meet their basic needs. Read their story.

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Empowered to do more

Around the world 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, and 1 billion still defecate in the open. Some of the biggest obstacles for women with children in developing countries can be the struggle to keep safe water in the home and ensure the whole family has a place ... More »

$1B for water & sanitation

Water.org congratulates our partner Grameen Koota on their recent achievement of lending more than $1B INR ($16.3M US) to individual borrowers in India to address their household water and sanitation needs.

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Hello From the Classroom

Recently the Water.org team visited these students in Bangalore, India. The kids here have time to go to school because their mothers and sisters came together to get safe water connections to twenty households in their community. Access to safe water means better opportunities for children, thank you for making ... More »

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