WaterEquity was founded on a powerful insight: When you combine catalytic philanthropy and social impact investing, you can scale and accelerate a solution that can take down the global water and sanitation crisis.
Catalytic philanthropy helps fuel enterprises focused on helping the world’s poor access safe water and a toilet. An example is WaterCredit – another innovation of Water.org. WaterCredit provides resources to microfinance institutions to help bring small, easily repayable loans to those who need access to affordable financing for household water and toilet solutions.
Social impact investing creates a pipeline of affordable capital that accelerates and expands microfinance institutions’ ability to make these loans. And unlike a traditional donation, the returns from a social impact investment can be reinvested, exponentially expanding the impact. This is the power of WaterEquity.
If we can get her access to financing then she's going to be able to start lifting her family out of poverty.
There is $12 billion in demand among the world’s poor for small, affordable loans to pay for improved water and sanitation. This represents at least 565 million people.