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Together, we've empowered millions of people with access to safe water and sanitation. We invite you to meet some of them and read their stories.

Carrying a vessel

Her crisis

Today 844 million people lack access to safe water. Each one has great potential, yet the burden of the water crisis hinders their every attempt to break free from the cycle of poverty. When it comes down to who will bear the burden of daily water collection, it’s women and girls.

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For women, the water crisis is personal. They are responsible for finding a resource their families need to survive.
Video Stories

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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Lomitu
Water means Lomitu saves time and earns more

The people with the least access to safe water are spending the most time and money to get it. People like Lomitu. See how access to safe water at home saved Lomitu time, empowering her to earn more income.

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Juleha
Juleha

Water.org made possible for people like Juleha and her husband small, affordable loans to cover the up-front costs associated with connecting to their local water utility’s pipelines. Read Juleha's story.

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Jerrycans Ethiopia
The cost of water in Ethiopia

Across the country people are paying large portions of their daily income for water. Whether they are purchasing water from vendors or buying it from neighbors, this takes away from giving their families more in life.

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Loan repayment
The story of WaterCredit

Watch as we share with you how WaterCredit progressed into what is now, a solution that is empowering millions of people in need in India and around the world.

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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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Water.org Co-founder Gary White in India
A better path to water

Gary White, Co-Founder & CEO of Water.org, has been working to improve lives with access to safe water for more than twenty years. These two decades of experience led Gary to realize that the traditional cycle of philanthropy (spend money to provide water, and raise money for the next village) would never solve the water crisis for every person on the planet. There had to be a better path.

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Together, we can empower more families with safe water.

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