Bangladesh Water & Sanitation Solutions: Recent Posts

Kids Are Playing in Baktarpur

In the slums of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, playtime can be a rarity. But when Shefaly installed a water system for her family and neighbors, her courtyard filled with smiles and laughter.

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Beauty Begun and her Stepdaughter

When Beauty Begun got married, her husband Manu gave her two wedding gifts: water and a stepdaughter.

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Water gives Parveen more time

A new, household pump will give Parveen so much more than water. It’s the key to a life full of health, opportunity, and time to spend with her kids.

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Naklesh

Finding and gathering water for her family had always been a burden, but when Naklesh’s youngest son was diagnosed with a water-borne infection, she took action to ensure it never happened again.

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Water and sanitation at school

In Bangladesh 74.8 million people lack access to improved sanitation and almost 28 million people lack access to safe water. Water.org is proud to work with our partner, Village Education Resource Center (VERC), to bring water to schools, like this high school in Gazipur.

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Access to Water Brings joy

"Now I am spending my free time with my sons, traveling different places and meeting with relatives. We are very happy for getting access to sufficient clean water and we thank DSK and Water.org."

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Water for Mohiuddin’s family

Each day when Mohiuddin leaves for work his wife begins her walks to collect water. She is only able to bring home what she can carry on her back, thus several trips are required. Read how through Water.org, this family now has access to water at home.

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Here's to brighter futures

After learning about WaterCredit, a program from Water.org that puts financial tools to work in the water sector, Poppy and her husband took out a loan to install a submersible pump at home. Now Poppy and her family have safe water just outside their door. Read how having access to ... More »

Completed Projects

As these ladies pose in front of a new toilet block, their vessels full of safe water from the newly installed pump in Aminbazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, we are reminded that access to water has the power to change someone's life. Now, rather than spending hours per day walking and waiting ... More »

A better place to 'go'

Boys pose in front of two recently constructed toilet blocks in Tetuljhara, an outskirt of Savar in Bangladesh. These toilets were built as part of a community-based water and sanitation project. During meeting sessions, neighbors decided that having hygienic toilets was their community's most urgent need. With Water.org and local ... More »

WaterCredit Brings Toilets To Homes For Safety & Health

It was through Water.org and DSK that this woman and her husband learned about the benefits of constructing a toilet at home. Read more about how WaterCredit changed their lives.

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IKEA Foundation to help 180,000 get safe water

The IKEA Foundation awarded Water.org $6 million to help people access safe water through two innovative programs: WaterCredit, a microfinance program that gives families small loans to meet their water and sanitation needs, and the New Ventures Fund to search for new solutions to the global water crisis.

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