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 »
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 »
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 »
Water.org is transforming more lives with safe water through new projects in Indonesia. Photographer Benjamin Heath has documented some of our work in the country, and we are pleased to share here.More »
Asmi was eager to share her story. She described her childhood as being very difficult, because her family did not have access to water at home. It was her responsibility to walk and find it each day.
But, now, Asmi smiles proudly. By taking out a WaterCredit loan, she was ... More »
In Bangladesh 74.8 million people lack access to improved sanitation and almost 28 million people lack access to safe water. Water.org is proud to work with our partner, Village Education Resource Center (VERC), to bring water to schools, like this high school in Gazipur.
Together we are conducting a ... More »
Sixty-four percent of the world's population have access to a toilet. In Uganda the proportion who do not have a toilet is the reverse - 23.3 million have no place to go. This is more than half the population living without access to what many take for granted. Not having ... More »
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 »
Kasozi and his family make their home in a village in Mukono, Uganda. While a significant portion of the country’s population have access to water (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 ... More »
It is common for families to lose hours of productivity 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 and other domestic purposes. ... More »