A widowed mother of five, Elena was empowered to access her own safe water and sanitation solutions at home.
A widowed mother of five, Elena was empowered to access her own safe water and sanitation solutions at home through something Water.org created called WaterCredit.
We created WaterCredit so the poor, like Elena, could access affordable financing to construct their own water taps and toilets at home.
Hours of the day are now spent working and attending school, rather than walking to collect water or ill in bed.
For instance, Elena’s daughter recently graduated school and now she works full-time at a local bank.
Her 17-year-old son is finishing his education and drives a taxi to supplement the household income.
Her three youngest boys are all in school with high hopes of becoming doctors and professional soccer players.
Within less than two years Elena’s loan for a tap and toilet will be repaid, and water will keep flowing.
With the ability to give her family water and private toilets, now Elena has empowered her children with opportunities to create bright futures for themselves.