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Dignity

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no sanitary facilities and 1 billion people defecate in the open. India’s population is all too familiar with this global sanitation crisis. In India alone, 802 million people do not have a place to go. For Kala’s family, a toilet means more than ... More »

Water Gives Hope

As a widowed mother of four, Jayamma's path has not been easy, but she has never ceased to do all she can to make her life better and her family happy.

Today, Jayamma welcomed us into her home and told us about what life was like before she had ... More »

The Wait Is Over

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

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Something to Smile About

For the 802 million people who lack adequate sanitation facilities in India, a toilet at home could change their lives. They would no longer have to walk long distances to find a safe place to defecate, nor would they have to suffer the unhealthy consequences from not having a clean ... More »

Farm and Family

For this woman the opportunity to bring water closer to home came as a welcome solution to sustaining her family and their farm. Read more about how WaterCredit changed her life.

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Reaping the benefits of a composting toilet

Composting toilets are a win in rural India. Improved sanitation means better health for the owners and their neighbors. After the pit has been used for about a year and is getting full, they seal the pit for 6-9 months to allow heat and decomposition to kill off harmful bacteria. ... More »

A Simple Dream

For this couple, dreams about what they could do if they had access to water were things they discussed often. Read more about how they achieved safe water at home.

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Empowered

After struggling to get access to one of life’s most basic needs, Selvi feels her life is better. Read more about how WaterCredit empowered Selvi to do more for her family and others.

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Recharged

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Celebrating Water Day

In many countries, women are responsible for finding and collecting water for their families. They walk miles, carry heavy containers, wait for hours and pay exorbitant prices. The work is back-breaking and all-consuming. Often the water is contaminated, even deadly.

In honor of Water Day 2014 Water.org celebrates what ... More »

Anything For Her Family

Most mothers will do anything for their families; even if anything means spending several hours each day just to get water. The story of a woman whose life was improved when she got access to safe water.

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Perfect Timing

With water nearby and time back on their side, this couple can work to earn money for their family. A story about the impact of Water.org's WaterCredit program.

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