Our impact in Uganda
Water.org launched our WaterCredit solution in Uganda in 2013. Since then, demand for water and sanitation loan products has grown significantly and multiple financial institutions have partnered with Water.org to develop water and sanitation lending portfolios.
In Uganda, households, schools, and health clinics are taking out loans for long-term water and sanitation solutions.
Over the next few years we will work with a selection of commercial banks and microfinance institutions to increase the uptake, scale, and success of water and sanitation lending directed to people living in poverty.
Water.org also works with a variety of sector organizations in Uganda, including Water for People, IRC, and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor. By partnering with other stakeholders, local and national government, and key players in the water and financial sectors, we’re working to remove barriers and build an enabling environment for affordable financing for water and sanitation.
Rose worked hard to build a good life for her family, though she lacked something critical to survival. She had no toilet or running water at home. It's hard to raise children without these things. Thus, with her little ones in tow, Rose's days consisted of selling charcoal at the market and walking long distances to and from her home to collect water. Now, four years later, Rose’s smile is brighter than ever. The water from the tap she constructed with her small loan is convenient and saves her hours each day. No more walks for water. Now she can dedicate her time to work and to caring for her kids.
Stories of Impact
Health and hope are flowing
Namulondo is a hardworking health assistant at a local hospital and a loving single mom who has dedicated her life to caring for the lives of her children. A small, affordable loan helped Namulondo pay for a rain storage tank, providing her family with enough water for several months.Read more
Stories of Impact
Water makes dreams come true
Water has the power to make dreams a reality. With a small, affordable loan made available to Rose by her local bank, Rose was able to give her family a long-term water solution. Now she has money to pay for her daughter's schooling, bringing to life Maggie's dream of becoming a nurse.Read more
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