Bangladesh's water and sanitation crisis

With a population of 165 million, 5 million people in Bangladesh lack access to safe water and 85 million lack improved sanitation.

Bangladesh is a global leader when it comes to microfinance and is known as the birthplace of this innovative financial model. Since the 1970s, vibrant and sustained growth in the microfinance sector has resulted in enormous impact on financial inclusion of those living in poverty, particularly women.

Bangladesh’s high need for water and sanitation improvements, along with its healthy microfinance sector and government support, make it an ideal market for Water.org’s financial solutions to the water crisis.

  • Stories of Impact

    Kids are playing in Baktarpur

    In the slums of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, playtime can be a rarity. But when Shefaly installed a water system for her family and neighbors, her courtyard filled with smiles and laughter.

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    Play in Bangladesh
  • Stories of Impact

    Beauty

    When Beauty got married, her husband Manu gave her two wedding gifts, water and a stepdaughter.

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    Beauty in Bangladesh

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