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.Read more
Water.org introduced WaterCredit in Indonesia in 2014. Since then, we have opened an office in Jakarta, hired staff and launched local partnerships with seventeen microfinance institutions. We continue to expand our presence by pursuing partnerships with different types of organizations, including partnerships with associations and rural banks.
Water.org sees great potential to scale up our impact by collaborating with water utilities in both rural and urban areas. Community-based organizations are responsible for providing water and sanitation services to rural communities. We develop their operations and financial viability, and help them secure loans to improve services and support expansion to reach more people with water connections. We are also working with urban water utilities to improve their credit services for poor customers’ water connections, and to access commercial capital to expand service coverage with new water infrastructure.
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.Read more
Erni is a wife, mother and schoolteacher who lives on the outskirts of Jakarta. Her story reminds us that access to safe water is an opportunity for financial independence.Read more
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