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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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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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Empowered to do more

Around the world 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, and 1 billion still defecate in the open. Some of the biggest obstacles for women with children in developing countries can be the struggle to keep safe water in the home and ensure the whole family has a place ... More »

$1B for water & sanitation

Water.org congratulates our partner Grameen Koota on their recent achievement of lending more than $1B INR ($16.3M US) to individual borrowers in India to address their household water and sanitation needs.

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Hello From the Classroom

Recently the Water.org team visited these students in Bangalore, India. The kids here have time to go to school because their mothers and sisters came together to get safe water connections to twenty households in their community. Access to safe water means better opportunities for children, thank you for making ... More »

A Simple Solution

The time this woman spent walking to the nearest tap and waiting in line for water demanded more of her days than was practical. Learn how a simple solution changed Dalimi's life.

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Playtime in India!

More than anything else, kids love to run, and jump, and ride bikes, and play! In Gangondanahalli, India, access to safe water and proper sanitation has made playtime more fun.

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Improving Life In Uganda

Although Kalenzo has enjoyed many good things in life like marriage, fatherhood, and a good job, he has never experienced a safe, sanitary latrine at home. Read Kalenzo’s story…

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Give A Kid A Summer

Summer is a time for fun and play. But for the millions of kids who don't have access to safe water, the carefree joys of summer are a world away. Give kids safe water, and give them everything summer is meant to be.

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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 »

Freedom from Shame

Water.org continues to expand our programs to new geographies including Indonesia. We recently opened an office in Jakarta and started lending for water and sanitation. As a result of this new program we are pleased to share the story of Neneng.

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They Will Not Know the Water Crisis

"I am happy that my children will not know the water crisis like I did before." Grateful words from a mother who sought a solution for her family's safe water needs. Read Poppy Begum's story.

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