Access to financing is solving the water crisis for millions
One of the major barriers to clean water and sanitation is access to affordable financing. We address this barrier head-on by partnering with carefully selected financial institutions in the countries we work to provide affordable water and sanitation loans to families in need. Families use these small, affordable loans to install a tap or toilet in their homes and get access to local resources to do the work.
Through years of experience, we found that many people were paying high prices for water from vendors or collecting water from unsafe natural sources. Both options cost families in time, money, opportunities and health. For millions of people, financing makes sense. Small, affordable loans offer families the ability to purchase long-term safe water and sanitation solutions that solve their immediate need and over time will cost less than continuing to pay for temporary fixes.
Through this solution, women and children who previously spent hours each day collecting water have time to pursue education, work and keep their families safe and healthy. That’s the power of water.