Make a loan to change lives
Making a loan is another way to fuel our proven, powerful solution called WaterCredit that allows people in need to access small loans for water connections and sanitation solutions. Making a loan will put more money into a system that is working and changing lives.Make a loan
Making a loan is another way to fuel our proven, powerful solution called WaterCredit.
How it works
To date, WaterCredit has transformed more than 8 million lives with access to safe water and sanitation. It is in high demand, sustainable, and reaching the right people. When given an opportunity to pay for water and sanitation improvements with loans, families opt to finance long-term solutions versus struggle day-to-day to find that next liter of water. More than 90% of borrowers are women – those most impacted by the water crisis – and loan repayment rates are above 99%. The most encouraging aspect of this repayment rate is that every repaid loan can empower another family with safe water.
Pooled together with other loans, your zero-interest loan will help mobilize the funds these families need to get access to safe water and sanitation in their homes. In June 2020, you can get your money back or recycle it. Make a loan today, and later it can be used again and again to reach even more people for years to come.
The funds will be managed and deployed by WaterEquity, an innovation of Water.org that manages the lending process.
A loan changed Erni's life
Erni’s family had no water at home. The only way for her to get water for her children was to pay exorbitant amounts for water from a water vendor. The alternative was to collect dirty water from a river near her home.
When Water.org saw people like Erni facing a choice between unaffordable or undrinkable water, we created a third option called WaterCredit. These small, affordable loans help families living in poverty get access to financing that enables them to pay for needed water and sanitation solutions.
With a loan, Erni installed a water tap in her kitchen. And now that she doesn't pay a vendor for water, Erni can use that money to purchase other things her family needs.