Changing millions of lives around the world with safe water and sanitation

Today more than 66 million people around the world can turn on a tap and safely use a toilet because small, affordable loans empowered them to get access to safe water and sanitation at home.

We celebrate the lives transformed and realize there is more to be done as we continue our work in 11 countries around the world. In pursuit of our vision of safe water and sanitation for all, we are scaling impact – exploring new markets and financial solutions to help end the global water crisis.

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

2.2 billion people lack access to safe water
3.5 billion people lack access to a safe toilet
1 million people die each year from water-related diseases

Global impact statistics

People reached 66 million

The number of people who now have access to safe water or sanitation and the health and opportunity they bring.

Capital mobilized (USD) $5.5 billion

Our partners mobilize funds from capital markets to provide water and sanitation loans.

Loans disbursed 14.6 million

Our local partners make loans to people in need for life-changing safe water and sanitation solutions.

Number of active partners 143

We work with financial institutions, service providers, international agencies, and governments to make an impact.

Repayment rate 98%

Every repaid loan means another family in need can get affordable access to safe water at home.

Average loan size (USD) $377

Small loans can help make a big difference by providing long-term solutions for families in need around the world.

Percent of women borrowers 90%

Women are primarily responsible for household water collection and are solving the water crisis for their families.

Households living under $6.85/day 86%

We are committed to helping people living in poverty get access to safe water and sanitation solutions at home.

We are reaching more people in need faster with our smart solutions

We continue to change lives by removing the financial barriers that stand between people and water and toilets. And our impact is scaling.

We’ve changed the lives of more than 66 million people with access to safe water or sanitation through small, affordable loans, more than 9.7 million people in the last year alone.

Join us, and together we can change millions more lives with safe water.

$25 helps one family get access to safe water.