Our vision: Safe water & the dignity of a toilet for all.
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"Any society with the guarantee of water has a chance to realize its full potential." - Gary White, CEO and Co-Founder @water
"Once you educate girls, you change the whole community, the whole society." - Malala Yousafzai
Access to safe water at home is empowering parents around the world to give their children bright futures. #givewatercredit
Why we do what we do. -- From a recent article on the work of @water via @natgeo - the sanitation crisis in India.
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Twenty-one percent of Ugandans lack access to safe water and 87 percent do not have access to improved sanitation facilities. But we're changing this. From households to schools, we've reached more than 68,000 people in Uganda in just three years, with the opportunity to change more lives in the future. #Givewatercredit for bright futures!
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Give more families access to safe water, donate to Water.org today. Water.org/donate
It's a fact. When families have access to safe water at home, futures look brighter. #givewatercredit
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The reality is, 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illness. Give water and give kids the opportunity to attend school. #GiveWaterCredit water.org/donate
Remember yesterday's post when we said we choose both water and school? Here's why...When kids have access to safe water at home they have the time and health to attend school. #givewatercredit
If you believe they should be able to choose both, please donate today. Water.org/donate
The fact of the matter is, when kids have access to safe water at home this stat goes down and the number of kids in classrooms around the world goes up. #GiveWaterCredit for bright futures. #FridayFact
Liliana washes her hands in her own bathroom sink. Though a simple routine most of us practice daily without giving it a second thought, for her family a bathroom sink represents hope and health and a brighter future compared to what they once knew before having access to safe water and a toilet at home. #givewatercredit
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Access to safe water is the way for students and teachers to look beyond the water crisis and ahead to bright futures.
Give water and bright futures today at water.org/donate #givewatercredit
This moment for this hard-working wife and mother was made possible by water. Read Liliana's story linked to our profile.
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Liliana sells cosmetics to her friends and neighbors to supplement her husband’s income. Otherwise, she spends the lion’s share of her time at home, caring for her daughter and raising the animals her family keeps.
Before her family had a toilet, they used a hole in the ground, and when Liliana needed water, she was forced to either walk a great distance, or ask her neighbors for help. Time consuming and burdensome, Liliana does not miss those days of wasted time and lost income. #GiveWaterCredit for her story, linked to our profile.
We're hiring for a Senior Regional Manager, South Asia and more! Learn more about career opportunities at Water.org.
It's back to school time but millions of kids won't attend because they don't have safe water at home. But, affordable financing for taps and toilets at home means more kids can spend their days in school - and you can help @water make that possible. Click the link in our profile. #givewatercredit#fridayfact
Because you invest in the work of Water.org, parents can invest in their own safe water solutions, and their kids' futures. Rather than spend any more time and money on water, families around the world are being empowered to give their kids the time and health to attend school. See for yourself how you've helped transform their walks for water into time to learn - click the link in our profile. #givewatercredit
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"The future of the world is in the classroom today." - Ivan Welton Fitzwater 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illness. Let's change this, and get more kids back in the classroom.
Welcome to August.
From a warm afternoon in Cambodia, kids ride their bikes. We are motivated by scenes like this as we work to get families access to safe water. You can make an incalculable impact in the lives of kids today, because when you give them water, you give them time to play. Donate at water.org/donate
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In each community where we work we find new inspiration that fuels our passion to get families access to safe water. Sometimes that motivation is so kids can...play. During an interview with NPR our co-founder Matt Damon was asked why water, what drove you to be so passionate about this issue? Hear his reply via the story linked in our profile. #givewatercredit
A must watch via @natgeo: Matt Damon's interview with National Geographic Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg. Link in our profile. In this candid and emotional interview, Damon discusses the world’s water crisis and how his nonprofit Water.org is finding solutions to end it.
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Through decades of research, traveling throughout the world, and talking to those affected by the water crisis, @water Co-founder and CEO Gary White uncovered a surprisingly common theme – there are millions of families spending more than 20% of their income on water. They are caught in a cycle of poverty, unable to afford permanent access to water in their homes and beholden to water merchants who charged exorbitant fees.
The truth is that many of these families can get a water or sanitation solution in their home for a fraction of their annual water costs. All they need is access to affordable financing to make this a reality. And this is what we are doing. Together we can help transform lives and empower people to participate in their own solution...liberating their families...and even give their kids time to play. #givewatercredit#waterislife
We’re thankful for the support of @memobottle. In addition to reducing single-use water bottles, a portion of the sale of these bottles benefits the work of @water. Learn more at memobottle.com #thankful
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"It’s hard to get people to comprehend the enormity of the problem—that 2.4 billion people lack adequate access to sanitation. More people have a cell phone than a toilet. You lose a kid under the age of five every 90 seconds because of lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Those two really go hand in hand." - Matt Damon More on this from @water Co-Founder Matt Damon's interview with @natgeo on the global water and sanitation crisis linked to our profile.
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As seen in the August 2017 issue of @NatGeo, an exclusive interview with @Water Co-Founder Matt Damon on the global water and sanitation crisis - click the link in our profile to view now. : Pari Dukovic
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Rosalie was eager to share her water connection with us. She is the mother of two young children. Her home is made of thatch and tarps. While her husband works as a day-laborer doing odd jobs, she does the domestic chores. She uses water for everything; watering their garden, washing laundry, cooking, bathing, drinking etc.
Because Rosalie used to walk to find water, or use other people’s water connections, she had to budget every ounce very carefully. Regarding the water she purchased, Rosalie shared, “It was much more expensive than the amount I am repaying on my loan for my tap.” The need for water impacted her finances and time every single day. It is for people like Rosalie that we created WaterCredit – small loans to help people fund their own safe water and sanitation solutions. After sharing how the affordable loan has dramatically changed her life, Rosalie ended our time together saying, “Now I can do so many things in my life like wash dishes when I want, bathe myself and my kids…play with my kids. Water does not control my life anymore.” #GiveWaterCredit for empowering a young mother to take control of her own life.
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Visit the link in our profile to read about how access to safe water has empowered Marina to change future generations. #givewatercredit#waterislife