Making an impact

With your help, we have empowered more than 13 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

837 K People Reached
6 Partners
1,900 People Reached
$504 K Provided In Loans
418 K People Reached
$44 M Provided In Loans
201 K People Reached
$751 K Provided In Loans
91 K People Reached
3 Partners
14 K People Reached
1 Partner
7.7 M People Reached
21 Partners
470 K People Reached
$18 M Provided In Loans
766 K People Reached
$25 M Provided In Loans
1.1 M People Reached
$392 M Provided In Loans
2.1 M People Reached
$91 M Provided In Loans

Program Stats Coming Soon

116 K People Reached
$4 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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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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Lakshmee

She changed her world

After learning of how small, affordable loans were available from their local bank to fund needed water taps or toilets, Lakshmee wanted to tell her friends and neighbors. She knew this could change all of their lives, and their community. Read more about how access to safe water and sanitation empowers moms to do more for themselves and their families.

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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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Ricardo - Peru

The solution for millions

Many people who lack access to water and sanitation know exactly how to solve that problem. They just need a little financial help to make it possible. Dads like Ricardo share the desire of dads around the globe to give their families safe water at home. Making small, affordable loans available for people like Ricardo is how we’re making access to safe water and sanitation possible for all.

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Maritez Cambodia 2

Maritez

It is with this enthusiasm Maritez spends her days celebrating the transformative power of safe water by educating others in her community on how they too can look forward to healthy, bright futures.

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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
5 M People lack access to safe water
25 M People lack access to improved sanitation
4 M People lack access to safe water
2 M People lack access to improved sanitation
61 M People lack access to safe water
65 M People lack access to improved sanitation
6 M People lack access to safe water
18 M People lack access to improved sanitation
638 K People lack access to safe water
1 M People lack access to improved sanitation
163 M People lack access to safe water
210 M People lack access to improved sanitation
27 M People lack access to safe water
51 M People lack access to improved sanitation
19 M People lack access to safe water
27 M People lack access to improved sanitation
3 M People lack access to safe water
5 M People lack access to improved sanitation
9 M People lack access to safe water
19 M People lack access to improved sanitation
27 M People lack access to safe water
35 M People lack access to improved sanitation
24 M People lack access to safe water
29 M People lack access to improved sanitation
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.

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