Beginnings in India
Water For People initiated its India operations in West Bengal in 1996, with a program on arsenic mitigation in the district of North 24 Parganas and Nadia. Based on the lessons learned from the project, Water For People India expanded its initiatives from arsenic mitigation to integrated water and sanitation activities in schools and across disenfranchised communities.
By 2007, Water For People India had adopted a comprehensive strategy to develop and implement sustainable water and sanitation solutions in both West Bengal and Bihar. Since its founding, Water For People India had emerged as a pioneer in delivering programs that cater to the needs of communities, schools, and health care centres in the area of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), continuing to expand its scope and geography.