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Water and sanitation at school

In Bangladesh 74.8 million people lack access to improved sanitation and almost 28 million lack access to safe water. We are pleased to share this photo from a high school in Gazipur where is working with partner organization Village Education Resource Center (VERC).

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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"

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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, 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 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 and local ... More »

For Their Safety and Health

It was through 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 $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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Bringing joy with clean water

"The pond water I was forced to get water from was very dirty and had a bad smell. Due to my distant walks to collect water, sometimes I was late to work. My daughters and I would also suffer from diarrhea, jaundice, dysentery and skin diseases because of the dirty ... More »

Making Progress on Sanitation

No invention has saved more lives than a toilet. More than 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated, polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas. All because there is no infrastructure - a toilet, or city utilities - to flush away yesterday's meal. But that's not all. Toilets bring ... More »

Drilling a Tube Well - #24HoursOfWater

Community involvement is at the heart of what we do. Success and sustainability is in the hands of the people themselves. In this clip, four men from the Deowanbari slum in Bangladesh drill a deep tube well, tapping into clean water 300 feet below ground. The result: 15 families will ... More »

Banesa’s slum get a toilet, embraces health

Before experiencing the joy of a toilet, Banesa and her family were forced to use unhygienic hanging latrines: shoddy structures often made out of bamboo that sit a few feet above the ground. The human waste is not contained or treated and usually enters into the water sources, causing disease. ... More » provides innovative, market-based solutions that change lives every day through safe water and sanitation.

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