All 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.

All 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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Grace
Safe water and pregnancy

Grace’s baby was due to arrive any day. Grace lives in a small rural village several hours south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sixty-one million people lack access to safe water in her country. Read about how a small, affordable loan empowered Grace and her husband to give their young family safe water and a bright future.

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Rose Uganda 1
Rose's story, then and now

Four years ago we shared Rose’s story. At the time she had just taken a small, affordable loan to give her family a toilet and water at home. Since that time, life has only improved for Rose...

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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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Fermin and his family
How a small loan empowered a family in Peru

With a small, affordable loan Fermin gave his family water, a toilet, and so much more. The few months it will take Fermin to repay his loan will seem like no time compared to the long-term benefits his family will experience by having water and sanitation at home.

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water tap Philippines
A different year, a different life

Around the world people like José, Elma, and 7 million others live a different life today than they did a year ago. What’s the difference? Their lives changed the day they were able to turn the handle on their own water tap at home for the first time.

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Sophon
Giving babies a healthy start with water

For Sophon, there was nothing beautiful about the water-related burdens she endured much of her life in rural Cambodia. She wanted to end those burdens for her son.

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Joslin
To doubling the graduates

We can remove the obstacles standing between girls and the education they deserve.

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Rebecca
To generations of safe water

Your donations have empowered millions of women like Rebecca to provide their families with access to safe water - and so much more.

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To making a house a home
To making a house a home

Mherindalee’s home is important to her. It’s where her family lives, works, plays, and rests. The water flowing from Mherindalee’s kitchen tap means now she has time - time to care for her home, time to play with her children, and time to make her family’s favorite dishes.

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Medhih
Their parents gave them water for their wedding

The parents of newlyweds Medhih and Mesi are excited for their children to start their life together. Knowing what it takes to manage a home and start a family, they helped the young couple build their first home, and gave Medhih and Mesi the gift of safe water.

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Benjamin
Water means bright futures

Benjamin is in seventh grade. He loves school - his favorite subjects are math and science. If it weren’t for the water flowing from a tap at his house, this bright and optimistic thirteen-year-old would miss his favorite classes.

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