Life is so much better
Life is so much better.
Elenita spends her days at home sewing bags and aprons for a living.
This was not always the case.
Elenita’s home gracefully sits on a quaint street in a peri-urban neighborhood.
Potted herbs and fruit trees surround her humble abode where Elenita and her husband raise their boys.
Some might never believe a family like Elenita’s could lack access to safe water and a toilet, but the reality is until recently, they did.
Further, many households cannot connect to water systems due to the high, up-front connection costs.
Because the need for water and sanitation is so high in the Philippines, Water.org conducted an assessment that demonstrated significant interest by lending institutions in what we call WaterCredit.
WaterCredit is the first program to put microfinance tools to work in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector.
I don’t have to wake early to collect water, and we can even afford more because I am able to do more sewing now.” Elenita’s story proves WaterCredit will not only help end the water crisis, but it will also transform lives giving women hope, children health and communities a future.