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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.

India - School
Finance for water is an investment in the future

We believe that if we can provide people with small, affordable loans for water connections and toilets, we can transform and empower people to participate in their own solution - allowing them to define their own futures and those of future generations.

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Liliana - 1
A way for Liliana to make a way

Before her family had a toilet, they used a hole in the ground, and when Liliana needed water, she was forced to either walk a great distance, or ask her neighbors for help. Time consuming and burdensome, Liliana does not miss those days of wasted time and lost income.

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Water tap
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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Play in Indonesia
Give water credit for time to play

We give water credit for time to play. Take a moment to celebrate the play times you’ve helped make possible around the world by watching video clips from where we work.

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Dora and Moses Peru 2
Dora and Moses

The only thing missing from the home they loved was easy access to safe water and sanitation.

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How access to safe water changed the lives of 4 women

Each day women who lack access to these resources spend 125 million hours collecting water for their families, and 266 million hours finding a place to relieve themselves.

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Monica in Peru
Monica

Monica is studying to be a cosmetologist, and can’t wait to graduate. The optimism in her eyes and the confidence in her tone demonstrate readiness to see her hard work blossom into a career.

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Woinshet in Ethiopia
Woinshet

The need for water and toilets is high in Woinshet's village, yet not until recently were locals able to fund the construction of latrines or taps in their homes.

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Homework in Ethiopia
Homework looks different now

An investment in a child’s education is an investment in our future. However, millions of families around the world don’t have the upfront resources to invest in two of the most critical resources for getting their kids to school – safe water and a private toilet.

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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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School in Uganda
Education and bright futures in Uganda

Access to safe water is one of the most crucial aspects of running a school. Discover what Eden High in Uganda has done to combat this challenge.

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