Safe water protects and saves lives
As we face a global pandemic, the health of families around the world relies on access to safe water and people like you.
36 million people are more resilient to this global pandemic
Water.org has empowered more than 36 million people with access to safe water or sanitation. Access to safe water at home directly helps families in need prepare and protect themselves from this pandemic, because they can wash their hands and don't have to leave their homes to collect water.
There's a smart way to end the water crisis
Millions of people around the world could get access to safe water in their homes with the help of small, affordable loans.
That's where Water.org comes in. We are here to bring safe water and sanitation to the world through access to small, affordable loans. There is both a need and demand for these loans, because when people have access to safe water, they get time back to go to school, earn an income and take care of their family. It changes their world.
For 30 years, with your help, we've been providing families with hope, health and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
Your donation is a powerful catalyst
One of the major barriers to safe water and sanitation is affordable financing. We address this barrier head-on through access to small, easily repayable loans. Every repaid loan creates a new opportunity for another family.
By supporting Water.org, you are part of a solution that reaches more people, faster. Together with our 154 partners around the world, we've helped mobilize $2.9 billion in capital to support small loans that bring access to safe water and sanitation to millions of people in need.
Before getting access to safe water at home, Sarah and her children spent many hours of their day walking to collect water from a nearby pond. Sarah’s water crisis is now in the past. She and her family no longer walk for water because now they have access to safe water at home.
"Before we had the rain catchment, we were drawing water from beyond the river. It took nearly the whole morning."
A small, affordable loan through Water.org’s financial partner in Kenya empowered Sarah and her husband Steve to install a water tap and a rain catchment system on their property.
Access to safe water at home means health, hope and opportunity for Sarah and her family.
Stories of resilience and hope are made possible by affordable access to safe water, and people like you.
You can help us put the power of water into the hands of millions of people.Donate