Lyos — like many women in her village - performed the difficult task of collecting water, never knowing if it was safe to drink. Lyos decided to find another way. She found it with something we call WaterCredit.
Water.org created WaterCredit to help people like Lyos get access to safe water by helping them get access to small, affordable loans from local microfinance institutions. Through WaterCredit, Lyos borrowed the money needed to build a water tap, providing easy access to safe water at home.
We've seen what your donations can do in the lives of women like Lyos. Donate today to change more lives.
For a mother of four, access to a water connection would mean so much more than a safe drink — it would help her earn more money and improve her family's home. Together, Janki and her husband make just enough money to send their four children to school and make a few modest, but vital improvements to their house. Though they have the funds to add another room and cover their dirt floors with concrete, they lack one necessary ingredient — water. A household tap would change everything.
Water.org created WaterCredit to empower women like Janki by helping them access small, affordable loans that enable them to install household water connections and toilets.
A household tap would change everything for families like Janki's. Donate today to give the gift of save water.
Without a home water tap, Manjula had no choice but to carry a 20-30 pound water container back-and-forth each day to a community water tank about a kilometer from her home.
Something keeping moms like Manjula from providing safe water for their families is a lack of access to the financing needed to construct a water tap. So we created WaterCredit, enabling the world's poor with access to small, affordable loans.
For Manjula, the loan allowed her to build a home water tap. Now the time she used to spend collecting water each day can be spent with her two boys. And with more time and energy to invest in caring for the 'kakada' flowers she sells, Manjula can earn enough to repay her loan.
With your help, we're empowering millions of moms like Manjula to be part of their family's solution. Donate today.
High above the banana farms and rice paddies, Martina and her family call the dusty roads and rural hills of Peru home. She and her husband dreamed of financing a water tap and toilet, knowing it would be a valuable investment in their family's health and time.
Water.org created WaterCredit to help families like Martina's get access small, affordable loans for basic household water connections and toilets. It's a smart way for the world's poor to get access to the basic necessities we often take for granted.
With the project complete, Martina said, "To have water and a bathroom in our home is a beautiful thing for my children...for their health, and safety, and privacy."
Donate today to help make life-changing loans available to millions of people.
Erni is a wife, mother and schoolteacher who lives on the outskirts of Jakarta. Without a home tap, the only ways Erni could get safe water for her two children was to pay exorbitant amounts of money from the local water truck or to collect dirty water from a nearby river.
When we saw people like Erni facing a choice between unaffordable and undrinkable, we created a third option called WaterCredit. It helps poor families get access to affordable financing that enables them to pay for basic home water connections. With a loan made available through WaterCredit, Erni's family could finally afford to install a water tap at home.
Donate today to help turn a small loan into financial freedom for women like Erni.