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.
29 million people are more resilient to this global pandemic
Water.org has empowered more than 29 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 more than 25 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 146 partners around the world, we've helped mobilize $2.3 billion in capital to support small loans that bring access to safe water and sanitation to millions of people in need. That’s how every $1 we put into WaterCredit creates $67 worth of impact.
Rehana’s family lives in a small village in India. While her husband worked and her children went to school, Rehana used to walk up to six hours a day to get water for cooking, laundry, and baths. She retrieved the water from a water pump managed by the government, which was running some days and shut off others. On the days it was unavailable, Rehana purchased water from a vendor. In either case, Rehana paid high prices for water in time and money.
Through Water.org’s partnership with her local bank, Rehana took out a small loan to construct a water connection on her property.
Empowered with access to safe water at home, Rehana changed her world.
Today her family continues to enjoy access to water at home. Rehana and her children can now get water a few feet from their door, rather than miles from home.
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