WaterCredit is an initiative of Water.org that puts microfinance tools to use in the water and sanitation (WASH) sector. It is the only comprehensive, multi-country program of its kind that connects the microfinance and WASH communities to scale up access to credit and capital for individual- and household-based water and sanitation needs. In turn, the WaterCredit partnership models and financing mechanisms serve to channel and redeploy financial resources more efficiently and effectively and therefore to reach increasing numbers of people.
The WaterCredit.org website has been designed with different types of stakeholders in mind: microfinance institutions (MFIs); WASH experts; catalytic philanthropists; and social investors and commercial banks. Click on the colored buttons below to learn more.
|Microfinance Institutions||Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Stakeholaders|
|Catalytic Philanthropy||Social Investors and Banks|
|104,695:||WaterCredit loans made|
|597,000:||People have access to clean water and safe sanitation as a direct result of WaterCredit|
|99%:||Global WaterCredit loan repayment|
|over 89%:||of WaterCredit clients are women|
|28:||Active WaterCredit Partner Organizations|
|4:||Countries with WaterCredit (India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda)|
|- Household water and sewerage connections
- Toilets and pit latrines
- Rainwater harvesting tanks, sinks, tubewells and related assets
To find out more, read the January 2013 WaterCredit Executive Summary.
*Statistics updated Jan 2013