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In Kenya, more than 40% of the population live in poverty, and 17.5 million people lack access to safe water. Because access to water is limited, villagers in Gaichajira like Ngugi look to distant sources to find water for their families.

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Sabina is a mother and a farmer in Kenya. Through she has a rain catchment tank on her property, a solution that has changed the way of life for her family. Read her story.

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Here's to beautiful rainy days

Grace and her family had always hoped to be able to afford a rainwater catchment system and water tank. Grace envisioned the day when her young daughter wouldn’t have to walk to collect water. Now, with every rainy day, her hope turns into a beautiful reality.

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Progress on Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

WaterCredit model seen to improve the lives of almost 115,000 people to date with safe water and sanitation in Kenya and Uganda.

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What a toilet means to 16-year-old Mbete

Mbete’s school and community now have access to toilets and safe water. Now, with some of her most basic needs met, Mbete can focus on her education and opportunities for a better life.

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Improving access to water in Africa

Grace used to get water for her family from a nearby stream, now there is water at her house. She took a WaterCredit loan for a rain catchment system, which she has now paid off. She uses the water for domestic chores like cleaning, laundry, and even watering a ... More »

Realizing it is possible

Realizing it was possible to have safe water and a toilet at home, Margaret and her husband decided a micro-finance loan was a good solution to meet their basic needs. Read their story.

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Chicken Combo

Toilets + safe drinking water are the ultimate combo when it comes to improving health and home. This mom in Kenya took a WaterCredit loan to install pit toilets at her home. Because her water connection is piped in, there is no danger of contamination from the new toilets. Easy ... More »

Solutions in Kenya

More than 28 million people do not have access to proper sanitation in Kenya. However if given the opportunity, families can make an affordable investment in a solution like this; unlocking the potential for dignity, health and economic growth.

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Top 5 Water Stories of 2013

Christine Mbati has three children and was recently widowed. She is a member of the K’Obonyo self-help group and lives at Ulanda village.

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Margery's Two Loans

Margery took out two WaterCredit loans that allowed her to install toilets and a water storage tank. Both have brought her and her family dignity, health and comfort.

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Water for Leah's Farm

Leah lives in Ngawene village on the outskirts of Maua town with her two children – a daughter (25) and a son (18). Leah, pictured second from the right with ECLOF and staff, is a secondary level graduate and also holds an accountancy technician certificate. Leah is 50 years ... More » provides innovative, market-based solutions that change lives every day through safe water and sanitation.

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