Where We Work
Scaling impact around the world
The progress of our programs and expansion varies in each of the countries where we work. From long-standing programs in India to exploring new regions in Latin America, here are some examples of where we've been and where we're headed.
Millions of lives changed in India
Since 2005, Water.org has played a significant role in India’s progress toward improved water, sanitation and hygiene. Here, we’ve scaled our impact to reaching more than 14.7 million people with access to safe water and sanitation through small, affordable loans.
Rapid growth in the Philippines
Just five years ago we expanded WaterCredit to the Philippines. Now we work with 43 financial institutions across the island country and to date we’ve reached more than 4.6 million people here. Our programs continue to scale impact.
New outreach in Brazil
As a result of market research, we found opportunity to bring our financial solutions to Brazil. In 2017 we certified our first lending partner and began piloting WaterCredit. We have since certified additional financial institutions and continue to expand our work in the region. Read about our plans for impact in Brazil.
Serving people living in poverty
Millions of the people where we work live on less than $3.20 a day yet spend significant portions of their income to buy water for their families. These are the people we serve.
Empowering people like LenerizaRead her story
Through Water.org's local financial partner in the Philippines, Leneriza took a small, affordable loan to install a water tap. No longer having to pay a vendor for water, she has more than $50 a month to support her family.
Serving families like Lomitu’sSee how Lomitu's life was changed
Lomitu paid in time and money to buy water for her family. This kept her from baking bread to sell at the local market. After a small loan empowered her with the funds needed to make a water connection at home—her finances and their lives changed.
Expanding our reach and changing more lives
As we scale impact in 11 countries, we continue to assess new markets. We're working to increase financing for water and sanitation around the world to achieve our vision and help accomplish the global goal of safe water and sanitation for all.
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