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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, daydreams 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. Learn how access to safe water changed this woman’s life.

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Recharged

I appreciate Water.org’s efforts to help bring these solutions to our community.

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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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Safe Water At Last

"We are thankful, now we can go to work easily and do not have to take time off from working for collecting water."

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Water Gets Kids to School On Time

Her children were late for school because they were busy getting water to survive. This became a problem.

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Water Ends a Frustrating Cycle

As with many families in communities where access to water is limited, Madduramma and her children faced a frustrating cycle of challenges that could only be resolved by having better access to water.

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Making Toilets Affordable

Shanti, from Katihar, Bihar did not have a toilet at her house and used to go to the railway tracks for open defection. It always seemed awkward to defecate in open; especially when there were trains passing through, however, due to financial constraints they could never construct a toilet in ... More »

Changing Lives Through Masonry

Kathirvel is 65 years old and a retired mason. Although he is retired, he now uses his expertise in masonry to work constructing toilets for families who have taken out loans through Water.org's WaterCredit program. He has built 200 toilets in the last year. He is training other masons to ... More »

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