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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 »

Building a better life

Chikkaidha is building a home for his family. Through Water.org he was able to build a toilet and water tap as well. His family is pleased to experience these improvements in their life. Read their story.

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Safe Water for Jyoti's Family

It is common for families to lose hours of what could be productive days due to water-borne illnesses. This was the case for Jyoti's family. They live in Assam, India where according to our partner organization, Asomi, many are still dependent on water from rain, streams and rivers for drinking ... More »

Ranjana's Story

After Ranjana took out a WaterCredit loan to build her family a toilet, their lives changed forever. Watch as she shares their story, and read more about how a toilet had such a positive effect on her life.

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The Water Woman

In a community where access to safe water has changed lives, read how the town water woman is helping to improve them even more by encouraging her neighbors to build toilets at home.

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A lesson with turmeric

Women in Palanjogihalli, India showed us how they cover their hands in ground turmeric to educate their friends and family on proper hand washing technique. Read more...

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