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Access to Water Brings joy

"Now I am spending my free time with my sons, travelling 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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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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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 »

Dramatic change in Kalma Union

Because of this unhygienic environment, people living in Kalma Union suffered from water-related disease year-round. But today, the situation for the people of Kalma Union is changing dramatically, thanks to a safe water and sanitation project made possible by your donations to Water.org.

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Moina’s fight for clean water

Moina uses the nearby pond for all other daily water needs – bathing, washing clothing, cleaning utensils, etc. This pond is contaminated by human and animal waste, as well as pollution. She has helped form a community-based organization to apply for a small loan for a tubewell and latrine so ... More »

Banu and her daughters: a new beginning

The pond water I was forced to get water from previously was very dirty with a bad smell. And due to my distant walks to collect water, sometimes I was late to work. But after the installation of the deep tube well water system, we are able to get safe ... More »

Laundry in dirty water

The Board Guard slum is in the heart of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As seen in this clip, its residents share their contaminated water source with animals. This effects all aspects of life, from cooking to cleaning to bathing to drinking.

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Students of the World in Bangladesh

Produced by the Students of the World, this clip shows a successful sanitation collaboration between Water.org and a local certified partner organization, Village Education Resource Center (VERC).

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Dishes in the pond

This woman resides in Board Guard slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This water crisis is not one of scarcity, but of access; there is safe water to tap into just hundreds of feet below ground in her area.

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