- Our Impact
Making an impact
With your help, we have empowered more than 12 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.
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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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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Stories of people we empower
We have impacted millions of families across the world. We invite you to read their stories to see exactly how, together, we have transformed lives.
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.
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