Meet the people we help empower
More than 55 million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America now have access to safe water or sanitation at home and the hope, health, and opportunity they bring.
Read their stories to see how, together, we have transformed lives.
The global water crisis affects billions of people
Today, 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water and 1 in 4 people lack access to a toilet. We give our everything every day to change this because we believe in the power of water. Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential – empowering people with time for school and work, and contributing to improved health for women, children, and families around the world.
We will achieve our vision of safe water and sanitation for all by continuing to unlock more funding than what is currently dedicated to help solve the global water crisis — removing the financial barriers that stand between people in need and access to safe water and sanitation at home.
We serve people living in poverty
Our solutions resonate with people living in poverty — specifically people who have enough income potential to take out a small water or sanitation loan, but who often cannot access the funds at an affordable rate or pay for solutions upfront.
Millions of people who live in the countries where we work live on less than $6.85 a day and spend significant portions of their income to buy water. These are the people we work every day to help empower.
Our solutions break down financial barriers and help people get safe water at home
For millions around the world, access to funds stands between them and safe water and sanitation in their home. Water.org offers a portfolio of smart solutions that break down the financial barriers between people living in poverty and access to safe water and sanitation.
Our solutions are working! More than half of our total impact — 26 million people — was achieved in the past three years.
Global impact statistics
We are reaching more people in need faster with our smart solutions
We continue to change lives by removing the financial barriers that stand between people and water and toilets. And our impact is scaling.
We’ve changed the lives of more than 55 million people with access to safe water or sanitation through small, affordable loans, more than 8.7 million people in the last year alone.
Join us, and together we can change millions more lives with safe water.
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