Making an impact

With your help, we have empowered more than 16 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.

Water.org empowers families around the world

Latin America

Peru

867 K People Reached
6 Partners
3,000 People Reached
$740 K Provided In Loans
667 K People Reached
$77 M Provided In Loans
207 K People Reached
$912 K Provided In Loans
223 K People Reached
$1.4 M Provided In Loans
14 K People Reached
1 Partner
8.9 M People Reached
18 Partners
583 K People Reached
$22 M Provided In Loans
789 K People Reached
$27 M Provided In Loans
1.3 M People Reached
$458 M Provided In Loans
2.3 M People Reached
$99 M Provided In Loans

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134 K People Reached
$4.7 M Provided In Loans

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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Birtukan and Adisu

To endless possibilities

With a small, affordable loan, Birtukan and Adisu were able to install a water connection on their land. Now, their four children are going to school and dreaming about the future.

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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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Honduras

The beauty of community ownership

Maria’s family was very involved in the construction of the new water system and household latrines. Guatincara’s water project is a gravity flow water system that delivers water from a mountain spring to all the participating homes in the community.

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School in India - Ozer

Give water credit for time at school

A lack of access to safe water at home disproportionately impacts children. Their health and their opportunity for education can suffer.

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Sariati

Sariati's water crisis is over

For generations, women in Sariati’s family faced an impossible choice when it came to giving their families water - certain death without water, or possible death from consuming unsafe water. For these women in Indonesia and millions of others around the world, collecting water would take up to six hours each day.

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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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Ruth reading

Ruth can read

Proud of herself, Ruth read to her mother. The two sat enjoying Ruth's book just a few feet from their new water connection. This connection means Ruth will never know the water crisis like her mother once did. Instead, Ruth can focus on school, and reading her favorite books.

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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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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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65 M People lack access to improved sanitation
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210 M People lack access to improved sanitation
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51 M People lack access to improved sanitation
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27 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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