Zafu is just six years old. Every day she walks for hours from her village in Ethiopia to collect water for her family. Once full, the barrel on her back weighs over 30lbs. But she has no choice. The water she collects is often dirty, containing germs, parasites and deadly diseases such as typhoid, cholera and schistosomiasis. Just drinking it is a deadly lottery.
Around 2,000 children a day die from
dirty water and poor sanitation. A clean
water supply would help these children survive.
How you can help
If you give as little as £2 a month, you will help children like Zafu to escape from the pain of collecting heavy barrels of dirty
||water, and the life-threatening risks associated with drinking it. You'll be giving them real hope for the future. Your support won't just help save lives: a world where everyone, everywhere has clean water and safe sanitation will be healthier, better nourished, better educated, more equal and more productive. For the first time in history, we know it's within reach - but we can't achieve it without your help.
What your gift will achieve
With your support we can help
children like Zafu by building wells
and installing pumps, pipes and
taps. Technologies like these will bring clean,
safe water to communities and give
them and their children hope for the future.
This is always backed up by
the promotion of good hygiene behaviour,
making sure that the health benefits of safe
water and sanitation are maximised.
Who we are
Founded in 1981, the last 30 years have seen
us go from strength to strength to become
one of the most respected organisations
dealing solely with water, sanitation and
issues. We work in 26 countries
worldwide. In the last year alone we reached 1.9 million people with safe drinking water, completely transforming their lives for the better.