The Problem:

663 million people - 1 in 10 - lack access to safe water.
2.4 billion people - 1 in 3 - lack access to a toilet.
Twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water.
1/3 of the global population lives without access to a toilet.
More people have a mobile phone than a toilet.
Globally, 1/3 of all schools lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation.
In low and middle-income countries, 1/3 of all healthcare facilities lack a safe water source.

Why provides innovative, market-based solutions that change lives every day through safe water and sanitation.


While drilling a well can be easy, delivering water and sanitation solutions that are sustainable in the long haul is not and involves a number of important components. Read below to learn about our program philosophy, which has been refined based on field experience gained over the past twenty years.

Local Partners
Community Ownership
Appropriate Technology
Addressing Sanitation and Hygiene
Measuring and Monitoring Success
The WaterCredit Initiative
The New Ventures Fund



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