Safe Water Access During Pregnancy in Ethiopia
Water.org

A Water.org survey found that women living in rural villages in Ethiopia walk more than three hours a day to collect water, often from shallow wells or unprotected ponds they share with animals. Water.org initiative WaterCredit brings small, easily repayable loans to people who need…

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Charity: Water’s Goals for the Future
David Hessekiel

Charity: Water has written an amazing story of accomplishment since it sprang from the mind of founder Scott Harrison in 2006: $375 million raised and access to clean water provided to nearly 10 million people since then. Now, they plan to put a greater focus…

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The Importance of Access to Safe Water and Toilets in Schools
Water.org

Headmistress of Abusha Day School, Haliimah, explains how access to safe water and toilets is paving the way for 220 three to six-year-old children in rural Bombo, Uganda. By participating in Water.org’s microfinance program, the school was able to budget for toilets, water taps and…

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Clean Water and Bathrooms Enable Healthy Learning Spaces in Ghana
Opportunity International

Through School Improvement Loans (SIL), Opportunity International invests in school infrastructure, helping school proprietors create safe, healthy spaces for students to learn. Thanks to these loans, The Best School in Ghana has gained access to full drinking water tanks and new bathroom stalls that will…

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Running Water Enables Business to Come to Life in Lima
Lili Petersen

Grecia, a 26-year-old from Lima, Peru was a part of the 4.5 billion people worldwide without access to safe water and sanitation services. She recently received her loan through local microfinance lender MiBanco and WaterCredit, and used the money and time that water access has…

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New Irrigation Project in Colorado Will Save A Billion Gallons of Water
Nature Conservancy

The Colorado River provides drinking water for more than 36 million people in the U.S. and Mexico. It irrigates over 5 million acres of agricultural land providing food production, hydropower, and supporting a $26 billion recreation economy. This month, The Nature Conservancy launched a pilot…

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How Restoring Forests in Brazil May Increase Water Security
Nature Conservancy

For many residents in the Mantiquerira Mountain range, the mountains and forests are the natural storage and filtration systems which provide their water. The Nature Conservancy Staff, local policymakers, and landowners explain the connections between forest restoration, climate change, water security and rural economies in…

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