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Water Gives Hope

As a widowed mother of four, Jayamma's path has not been easy, but she has never ceased to do all she can to make her life better and her family happy.

Today, Jayamma welcomed us into her home and told us about what life was like before she had ... More »

Completed Projects

As these ladies pose in front of a new toilet block, their vessels full of safe water from the newly installed pump in Aminbazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, we are reminded that access to water has the power to change someone's life. Now, rather than spending hours per day walking and waiting ... More »

Neneng

(not for public face)

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Something to Smile About

For the 802 million people who lack adequate sanitation facilities in India, a toilet at home could change their lives. They would no longer have to walk long distances to find a safe place to defecate, nor would they have to suffer the unhealthy consequences from not having a clean ... More »

A better place to 'go'

Boys pose in front of two recently constructed toilet blocks in Tetuljhara, an outskirt of Savar in Bangladesh. These toilets were built as part of a community-based water and sanitation project. During meeting sessions, neighbors decided that having hygienic toilets was their community's most urgent need. With Water.org and local ... More »

Water means business in Uganda

A WaterCredit loan covered the costs of materials and installation of a large rainwater collection tank for this girl's family. They use the water for household chores, and sell the excess to neighbors and local businesses for a small profit.

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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 »

Pride In Ownership

These men are members of the water committee in Habeshemba, Ethiopia. Here they check the repair toolkit for their community well. The very small monthly fees that users pay covered the cost of these tools, which are a kind of insurance against the well breaking down. Committee members are able ... More »

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 »

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 »

Doubling our impact with microfinance

Building on the success of WaterCredit, Water.org co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon talk about empowering the poor through microfinance loans, and a strategy for doubling the pace at which these loans can be made, in this recent CNBC The Edge clip.

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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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