Philippines: Water for the Poor

credit: World Bank

In 2007, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) facility, a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank provided Manila Water a grant of $2.8 million to expand its “Tubig Para sa Barangay” (TPSB) or Water for the Poor program in 45 urban poor communities. 
Today, these communities enjoy clean potable water 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The children are clean and healthy, with the danger of water-borne diseases reduced drastically.


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