Safe water and sanitation are elemental to thriving economies.

The greatest barrier to universal access to safe water and sanitation is a lack of affordable financing.

A lack of investment, above all, is responsible for the global water crisis.

Market Demand

There is a massive market demand for safe water and sanitation in emerging markets.

$12B

market demand from people living in poverty to have access to affordable financing to meet their water and sanitation needs.

55-68%

of small and medium enterprises in emerging markets are either unserved or underserved by financial institutions.

WaterEquity addresses this demand by attracting and investing the level of capital needed to end the global water crisis in our lifetime, empowering millions of women and communities to meet their water and sanitation needs.

Market Opportunity

In high-growth economies, demand for water and sanitation creates extraordinary opportunities for enterprises that can deliver.

15X

844M people globally lack access to safe water and pay up to 15x more to purchase it from vendors than if they were connected to a utility.

15-25%

When girls no longer have to spend an average of six hours a day collecting water, they can attend school. And, for every year a girl stays in school, her income can increase by 15-25 percent.

$28T

With safe water and sanitation, women can participate fully in economic activity. When all women work, global GDP is projected to rise by 28 trillion USD.

We believe that capital, wisely invested, can address this demand and create new customers for life.

"In India, micro, small, and medium enterprises account for more than 80% of total industrial enterprises. According to the last census (2007), 87% of these enterprises did not have any access to finance and were self-financed."

– World Bank

"In India, the market for “toilet loans” has grown rapidly and the loans have high repayment rates. Loans have helped households build more durable latrines by spreading the costs over time."

– World Bank & UNICEF

"For people without access to water, the cost of purchasing from vendors or drilling wells for self-supply can cost 10-15 times more than what is charged by service providers."

– World Bank

"In emerging economies, 1/3 of all healthcare facilities lack a basic water source."

– World Health Organization & UNICEF

"Extending basic water and sanitation services to the unserved will cost $28.4 billion per year from 2015 to 2030, or 0.10% of the global product of the 140 countries included. Current levels of financing can cover the capital costs of achieving universal access to basic water and sanitation by 2030, provided resources are targeted to the needs."

– World Bank

"1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet."

– Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2017 Update and SDG Baselines. World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2017.

"1 in 9 people lack access to water."

– Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2017 Update and SDG Baselines. World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2017.