India stories

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.

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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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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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How our solutions are working in India

Access to safe water is a conduit to help people achieve their full potential. But, access to safe water can be expensive when you are a family living below the poverty line in India. Families pay 5 to 10 times what others may pay who live above the poverty line. It is in this juxtaposition that we understand why some may be prohibited from achieving much more than survival. And, it is why Water.org is connecting with institutions in India to bring solutions to meet the water and sanitation needs of families.

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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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Children in India go to 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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Bachamma in India
Milk money

Bachamma and her husband live in a thatched-roof home with a covered entry where they keep their dairy cows. In addition to drinking water for her family, she needs to water their cows multiple times a day to keep up their milk production.

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Chaitanya and daughter in India
Give water credit for health

Even before Chaitanya was born, her mother Anita wanted to provide the best life for her new daughter – one full of song and dance and smiles.

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Playtime in India

For kids in India, the humid Summer and Monsoon seasons make access to safe water a playtime prerequisite.

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Flower field Bangalore
April showers bring flowers

A few dozen kilometers south of Bangalore, India, something new is blooming.

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Give water credit for time

Access to safe water doesn't just provide women with one of life's necessities; it can unlock the possibility of a whole new life.

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Manjula in India
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.

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Together, we can empower more families with safe water.

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