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Latin America

Peru

1.7 million people reached
16 partners
15,000 people reached
5,000 loans disbursed by our partners
1.3 million people reached
320,000 loans disbursed by our partners
248,000 people reached
$1.7 million loans disbursed by our partners
156,000 people reached
$3.1 million loans disbursed by our partners
13.1 million people reached
34 partners
1.9 million people reached
413,000 loans disbursed by our partners
3.9 million people reached
927,000 loans disbursed by our partners

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2.6 million people reached
727,000 loans disbursed by our partners
4 million people reached
941,000 loans disbursed by our partners
36,000 people reached
$1.4 million loans disbursed by our partners
259,000 people reached
$10.3 million loans disbursed by our partners

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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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How the water crisis affects families in Brazil

Like 25 million Brazilians, Maria lacked access to adequate sanitation in her home, where she lives and works and helps raise her granddaughter. Read about how a small loan gave this mother and grandmother the resource needed to keep her family healthy.

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Sophon

Giving babies a healthy start with water

For Sophon, there was nothing beautiful about the water-related burdens she endured much of her life in rural Cambodia. She wanted to end those burdens for her son.

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Alemtsenay

A smart decision for a smart solution

A small, affordable loan made possible by Water.org empowered Alemtsenay and her husband to construct a bathroom for their family. Alemtsenay shared, “We will no longer be susceptible to diseases or such poor hygiene practices that cause sickness.”

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Celebrations

Give water credit for celebrations

Whether in India, Haiti, Ethiopia, or Ghana, access to safe water is a reason to sing, and dance, and jump, and cheer.

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It's time for school

Water makes time for school possible for kids in Rasulpar and around the world. When kids have access to safe water at home they can walk to school instead of walk to collect water.

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To making a house a home

To making a house a home

Mherindalee’s home is important to her. It’s where her family lives, works, plays, and rests. The water flowing from Mherindalee’s kitchen tap means now she has time - time to care for her home, time to play with her children, and time to make her family’s favorite dishes.

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The power of supporting one another

The people we serve are change agents capable of transforming their lives and communities. Journey with us to a village in rural Kenya where a small group of people worked together to make a big difference for themselves and their neighbors.

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She can move mountains

Yolanda is a hopeful, determined woman. We know this because every day she works to provide water for her family. Her home sits above the city of Cusco in the Andes Mountain range at more than 2,000 feet from the center of town. Yolanda purchases buckets of water from residents in town. At least every other morning, she makes her way down the steep, rocky road from her house to buy as much water as she can carry back up the more than one mile vertical trek.

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Elma in the Philippines

Elma

Elma’s courage gave her the strength to choose smiles over tears, to choose love over pain, and to champion safe water for her family, even when the battle seemed impossible.

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Water for his family and his village

Bakari is a young man who lives in rural Tanzania south of Dar es Salaam with his parents and siblings. Growing up in this region Bakari is all too familiar with the water crisis. Read more about how Bakari solve his family's water crisis and that of many in his village.

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Namulondo

Health and hope are flowing

Namulondo is a hardworking health assistant at a local hospital and a loving single mom who has dedicated her life to caring for the lives of her children. A small, affordable loan helped Namulondo pay for a rain storage tank, providing her family with enough water for several months.

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5 million People lack access to safe water
85 million People lack access to improved sanitation
4 million People lack access to safe water
24 million People lack access to improved sanitation
3 million People lack access to safe water
6.5 million People lack access to improved sanitation
62 million People lack access to safe water
97 million People lack access to improved sanitation
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99 million People lack access to safe water
541 million People lack access to improved sanitation
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35 million People lack access to improved sanitation
904,000 People lack access to safe water
11 million People lack access to improved sanitation
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24 million People lack access to improved sanitation
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35 million People lack access to improved sanitation
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Accelerating impact in three ways

Partnering directly with institutions that serve people living in poverty

We partner with local financial institutions by providing technical assistance, connections and small grants, where needed, so they can provide small, affordable loans to people in need of water and sanitation at home. We also partner with water and sanitation providers to enhance their capacity to obtain financing and improve service delivery for their customers.

Expanding partnerships to accelerate access

We work with partners across sectors, including water and sanitation and financial services, and other international development organizations to expand access to affordable financing for water and sanitation. We provide technical assistance, share best practices, and collaborate with stakeholders so they can develop, implement and scale effective solutions.

Strengthening the environment for water and sanitation solutions at a systems level

We work with governments, sector institutions, and other partners at a systems-level to influence public policy and practice changes that increase the flow of capital for household water and sanitation solutions.

785 M 785 million people lack access to safe water
2 B 2 billion people lack access to improved sanitation
1 M 1 million people die each year from water-related diseases

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