Our impact in Peru
Launched in 2013, Water.org’s programs in Peru prioritize regions that have a strong financial institution presence and high demand for water and sanitation improvements.
Water.org’s financial partners have a strong presence nationwide, but especially in Lima, the northern coast and the southern highlands. Our partners are disbursing loans for indoor bathrooms, water and sewage connections, improved sanitary installations, and tanks for water collection and storage.
Over the next five years, Water.org will prioritize increasing access to water and sanitation financing nationally through new and expanded partnerships with local financial institutions. In addition, we will explore offering water and sanitation financing through commercial banks as well as lending and repayment options through a digital or mobile platform. Digital financial services are a powerful tool to reach remote households with financial resources who otherwise don’t have access to brick-and-mortar banks.
We are helping financial institutions develop products best suited for local demand and reaching more people faster, and at a lower cost.
Stories of Impact
She can move mountains
Yolanda is a hopeful, determined woman. We know this because every day she works to provide water for her family. Her home sits above the city of Cusco in the Andes Mountain range at more than 2,000 feet from the center of town. Yolanda purchases buckets of water from residents in town. At least every other morning, she makes her way down the steep, rocky road from her house to buy as much water as she can carry back up the more than one mile vertical trek.Read more
Stories of Impact
Ladreo ended his family's water crisis
Through our partner, Mi Banco, Ladreo took out a small loan to fund the construction of a bathroom and a water storage tank that connects to a shower and a faucet. Now Ladreo’s family home is complete. Read Ladreo's story.Read more
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