8.7 million reasons to celebrate
Thanks to you, more than 8.7 million people were empowered with access to safe water or sanitation in 2022!
Thank you for changing lives
Thanks to your generous support, we reached 8.7 million people with safe water or sanitation in 2022.
Because of you, more than 52 million people around the world now have lasting access to safe water or sanitation at home – giving women hope, children health, and families a bright future.
2022 at a glance
8,750,204 lives changed across 11 countries
$656,546,670 in small loans disbursed by our partners for water or sanitation
1,908,077 million water or sanitation loans disbursed by our partners
In 2022, 8.7 million more people now have access to safe water or sanitation.
See the number of lives changed in each country in 2022.
Access to financing is solving the water crisis for millions
For millions around the world, access to funds stands between them and safe water and sanitation in their home. In 2022, we continued our work to help connect people living in poverty with access to affordable financing through our in-country partners.
For years, Chenamma spent hours of her mornings walking to collect the water her family needed to survive. Without a source of safe water at home, Chenamma's family was often sick. She changed their lives when she got a small loan for a household water connection. Now Chenamma can grow fruits to sell and her daughters and granddaughters attend school.
When women have access to safe water and toilets at home, they are empowered to change their world. No longer burdened by the water crisis, they can care for their families. They can start small businesses, adding to their household income. They have the time and water to garden and cook food for their families. And, they no longer face unsafe situations when relieving themselves outdoors or walking to distant sources for water.
We work with 155 partners around the world
In Peru, we work with various partners to increase affordable access to safe water and sanitation to families in their communities.
MiBanco is one of the largest microfinance institutions in Peru and offers loans for water and sanitation across their entire branch network. We provided extensive technical assistance to design and develop a water and sanitation loan program so they can provide small, affordable loans to people in need in their communities.
To date, MiBanco has disbursed more than 841,000 loans, reaching more than 3.1 million people with access to safe water or sanitation.
Our partners have disbursed 11.6 million loans for $4.1 billion, reaching more than 52 million people in need with safe water or sanitation.
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