Water & Sanitation Solutions: Recent Posts

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Rainy days give Grace more

Grace had always hoped she could raise her daughter without ever asking her to walk to fetch water. Now, with every rainy day, her hope turns into a beautiful reality.

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IKEA Foundation commits $13.9M to expand WaterCredit

(Kansas City, March 22, 2016) – IKEA Foundation today, World Water Day, announced a new grant to Water.org to expand efforts to provide safe water and sanitation to one million people in India and Indonesia. IKEA Foundation is committing $13.9 million to Water.org to expand its WaterCredit model, helping families ... More »

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Celebrate Water

Water doesn't just keep us alive, it gives us everything that makes life worth living.

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Water gives celebrations around the world

Whether in India, Haiti, Ethiopia, or Ghana, access to safe water is a reason to sing, and dance, and jump, and cheer.

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Unsafe Water from an Open Well

Each morning, just before dawn, these women wake to face the first task of their day: gathering unsafe water from an open well.

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Sharda's New Water Connection

Water was once Sharda’s biggest worry, but her new household tap has brought her a better life, a blossoming garden, and the joy of stronger friendships.

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Making Good Hygiene Fun

Teaching kids in India to practice good hygiene can be a tricky subject, but our in-country partners have found ways to make education fun: silly skits, contests, and fun sing-alongs like the one seen in this video.

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One Wonderful Moment

Celebrate with this family in India, as they receive water access in their home – for the very first time!

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Matt Damon Wants Safe Water for All

Matt Damon's message: making SDG #6 a priority is the key to sustainable development around the world.

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An Open Well, A Daily Struggle

Each morning, this woman gathers unsafe water from an open well just outside Nagpur, India.

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Hamsaveni and Rajesh Send Their Daughters to School

When Hamsaveni and Rajesh took out a small WaterCredit loan to construct a toilet in their home, they knew it would change their daughters' futures.

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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. Give kids safe water, and give them everything summer is meant to be.

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