N'dea Yancey-Bragg, New ‘ATMs’ Bringing Water to Communities in Need, The Solutions Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages 8 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/new-atms-bringing-water-communities-need/) Abstract: India has the world's second largest population, and its growth shows no signs of slowing down. The massive population combined with agricultural demands for water is putting a serious strain on the country's resources. Poor sanitation plagues the already limited water sources. The World Bank estimates that 21 percent of the country's communicable diseases are related to unsafe water.   Kenya, too, is in the midst of a water crisis. Its arid climate limits natural water sources and population pressures are pushing people into slums with little access to fresh water or proper sanitation.   Many small NGOs operate in both countries, digging wells and partnering with communities to build wells or otherwise provide clean water, but millions are still left without access. Water.org, for example, supports four microfinance institutions providing microloans to rural and urban communities to buy water in Kenya. The Water Project partnered with Wells for Life to fund … Topics: Water