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Spinning Water into Silk [VIDEO]

In this village just outside Bangalore, silk spinning provides many women an income. When we visited Prema, she explained how access to safe water makes her textile job a possibility.

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A Postcard from Manapakkam

Water has come to Manapakkam. Meet four women from this Indian village, who shared with us the details of their changing lives.

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A Better Path: Gary White on WaterCredit

Gary White, Co-Founder & CEO of Water.org, has been working to improve lives with access to safe water for more than twenty years. These two decades of experience led Gary to realize that the traditional cycle of philanthropy would never solve the water crisis for every person on the planet. ... More »

Kontala Devi

More than 103 million people across India lack access to safe water. Kontala lives in the Indian state of Orissa. She has had access to safe water at home for just over a year now. Together with her neighbor, the two women took out a WaterCredit loan to construct ... More »

Prianka & Nanda Walk for Water

Each morning, after Prianka and Nanda send their children to school, they begin their day-long water collection ritual. Many times each day they walk from their homes, to a community water pump, and back.

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For her children, for their health

Nusrat is 34 years old, a wife, and a mother of six children. She has lived in a village in rural Odisha, India for the last 19 years without a toilet. Nusrat’s children are in school now, and have asked her “why do we have toilets at school, but not ... More »

Water completes a home

“To me a good house means having a toilet and a water connection.” Read more about how through Water.org Tirotama and her husband were able to make their house a 'good house'.

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The Wait Is Over

He has many reasons to smile. Here, Mahadev smiles because his family now has access to safe water. Read his story.

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In a day

This month Water.org is highlighting a few of the stories we love. You might consider Manjula’s morning routine — first out of bed, get dressed, do some chores, wake the kids, give them baths, make breakfast, off to school and work — as pretty standard. But in a home without ... More »

Time for more in life

Beema and her family live in a village in Tirunelveli, a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Water sourced from the Tamirabarani River is provided by the municipality here, however Beema must walk several blocks to a public source to collect water each day. Her wait at ... More »

Here's to a future doctor in India

Through Water.org’s WaterCredit program Vijaylakshmi and her family have their very own toilet. No longer do they have to walk to an open field at odd hours, fearing for their safety, and wasting what could be valuable time, just to find a place to relieve themselves.

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Here's to opportunity

Vimala, Rangaraj and their family now have affordable access to safe water at home. Before, they had to spend three hours a day carrying it from a communal source. The family now has easy access to safe water, creating more time and energy for a better life. Read about how ... More »

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