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Erni

Erni is a wife, mother and school teacher. She and her husband have made a home for their family in a peri-urban village outside of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Erni and her family were among the more than 37 million people who lack access to safe water in Indonesia. For years they ... More »

A Postcard from Manapakkam

Water has come to Manapakkam. Meet four women from this Indian village, who shared with us the details of their changing lives.


The stories in this video were made possible thanks to a generous grant from the PepsiCo Foundation.

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Matt Damon on the power of girls and women

Today, nearly 750 million people live without access to safe drinking water, and 2.5 billion people lack improved sanitation. Water.org co-founder Matt Damon believes this must change. As a father and a husband, he realizes how important having access to safe water and sanitation are, especially for women and children—the ... More »

Catching the rain

Nine million people lack access to an improved water source in Uganda. This is almost one-third of the country's population. However, the tropical climate of Uganda brings significant amounts of rain, especially during the wet seasons making useful rain catchment tanks.

Here, Nalubega draws water from her catchment tank ... More »

A Better Path: Gary White on WaterCredit

Gary White, Co-Founder & CEO of Water.org, has been working to improve lives with access to safe water for more than twenty years. These two decades of experience led Gary to realize that the traditional cycle of philanthropy would never solve the water crisis for every person on the planet. ... More »

Kontala Devi

More than 103 million people across India lack access to safe water. Kontala lives in the Indian state of Orissa. She has had access to safe water at home for just over a year now. Together with her neighbor, the two women took out a WaterCredit loan to construct ... More »

Jacqueline

Every mom has hopes for their children. Jacqueline shared her powerful vision for her son's future with us, just after their community installed a new, safe water system.

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Nureni

Nureni is a business owner, a wife and a mother. Through Water.org she has access to a safe water tap in her kitchen. Read more about how this tap has helped her earn an income to put her son through school.

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Sabina

Sabina is a mother and a farmer in Kenya. Through Water.org 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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Water for Uni

Uni is unsure of her exact age, she doesn't know what caused her daughter to die, and frankly she doesn't know what the next day holds. However, one thing she can be certain of is that soon she will have access to safe water at home.

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Water for Fitri

Sumy wants her daughter to have a good life, one unburdened by the water crisis. Read how through Water.org, Sumy and her husband were able to make that life possible for their child.

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Prianka & Nanda Walk for Water

Each morning, after Prianka and Nanda send their children to school, they begin their day-long water collection ritual. Many times each day they walk from their homes, to a community water pump, and back.

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