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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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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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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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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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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Nanda in India

Her smile is as warm as the herbal tea she prepares each morning to sell from her humble home in Mysore.

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Together, we can empower more families with safe water.