Making an impact

With your help, we have empowered more than nine million people with access to safe water and sanitation. And there's more to be done. With programs and people working in 13 countries, we're scaling and exploring new markets and solutions to help end the water crisis.

We invite you to see how your support changes lives by learning more about our smart solutions, where we work, the people we empower and the magnitude of the water crisis.

How we work

Our solutions focus on empowerment through access to affordable financing. For millions around the world, access to funds is the only thing that stands between them and safe water and sanitation in their home. Our solutions focus on breaking down this financial barrier and bringing hope and opportunity to those in need.


Where we work

In 13 countries on three continents around the world, we are turning your generosity into opportunity. Learn more about the water crisis and our programs in each country by exploring the links to the left.

Latin America

Peru

674 K People Reached
6 Partners

Program Stats Coming Soon

126 K People Reached
5 Partners
177 K People Reached
5 Partners
79 K People Reached
3 Partners
13 K People Reached
1 Partner
5.3 M People Reached
21 Partners
218 K People Reached
14 Partners
727 K People Reached
5 Partners
583 K People Reached
5 Partners
1.3 M People Reached
8 Partners

Program Stats Coming Soon

80 K People Reached
4 Partners

Featured Story

Play in Bangladesh

Kids are playing in Baktarpur

In the slums of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, playtime can be a rarity. But when Shefaly installed a water system for her family and neighbors, her courtyard filled with smiles and laughter.

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Cambodia's water crisis

Fear to freedom

Concerned for their daughters’ safety, this couple found a solution that empowered them to stop fearing what could go wrong, and start thinking about what could go right.

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Alemtsenay Ethiopia

A smart decision for a smart solution

“When our toilet is complete we will no longer be susceptible to diseases or such poor hygiene practices [open defecation] that cause sickness. Because of our medical backgrounds, we know better than to let our kids defecate on our property.”

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Ghana's water crisis

Opportunity in Ghana

From the stories of these women we learn that once a well was constructed near their homes, the daily obstacle of sourcing and carrying water no longer impacts their livelihood.

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Water gives food

Something to gather around

For centuries a meal has served as more than sustenance. Whether simple or extravagant, around the world meals are known to bring people together for fellowship, celebration, and giving thanks.

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Manjula in India

Few things are more valuable than time

Without a water tap at home, Manjula had no choice but to carry a 20-30 pound container back-and-forth each day from a community water tank about a kilometer from her home.

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Nureni and her son in Indonesia

Nureni

Nureni is a business owner, a wife and a mother. Through something we call WaterCredit, Nureni now has access to a safe water tap in her kitchen. Read more about how this tap has helped her earn an income to put her son through school.

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Mary in Kenya

Half empty, or half full?

At her home in Kenya, Mary's old water tank posed a serious risk to her and her family's health as an open barrel of standing water can quickly become a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes.

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Lelita - Peru

Investing in their home, health, and future

Lelita and her brother John share their childhood home outside of Chiclayo in Peru. Years ago, before their parents passed, the two committed to their mother and father that they would keep the home in the family. Though it is a simple concrete, dirt-floor dwelling, they promised to give future generations the best lives possible, in the house their parents built.

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Water tap

Edna and Sarah

In this video, Edna revisits her previous daily journey to collect water. It is for moms like Edna that Water.org created WaterCredit.

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Abusha 2

Bright days at Abusha Day School

When approaching Abusha Day School one can’t help but smile upon hearing the unavoidable sound of more than 200 little ones joyfully singing while others confidently recite their alphabet. This sound, these moments, are made possible by a staff dedicated to the education of future generations in Uganda, and access to safe water and toilets on the school campus.

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4 M People lack access to safe water
85 M People lack access to improved sanitation
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Bangladesh
Brazil
Cambodia
Ethiopia
Ghana
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Peru
Philippines
Tanzania
Uganda
844 M people lack access to safe water
2.3 B lack access to improved sanitation
1 M people killed by water-related disease each year

The global water crisis

Today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water and 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet. We can change this. When you support Water.org, you are helping us to put an end to the crisis that disproportionately affects women and children, causes disease and hinders education and economy.  Let's work together to make the power of water available to all.

A woman stands in a field of flowers near Bangalore, India

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