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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 »

Income and opportunity

Kasozi and his family make their home in a village in Mukono, Uganda. While a significant portion of the country’s population have water sources (almost 75%), many of the systems are in need of maintenance or repair to function and meet government standards. In the case of Kasozi, he has ... More »

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 »

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 »

John Green & Bill Gates Give Water

In July, author and videoblogger John Green joined Bill Gates on a trip to Ethiopia where together they observed the country’s progress in sustainable healthcare. They also observed the need for access to safe water and sanitation persists which is why they are looking to change this. Learn more ... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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