Investing in lives and livelihoods
We aim to reach 1.1 million with safe water
We aim to reach 1.9 million people with sanitation
We're working together in six countries
WaterAid is proud to be a global partner of the HSBC Water Programme.
The HSBC Water Programme brings together expertise from WaterAid, WWF and Earthwatch to help tackle the global water challenge – a challenge that sees 500,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
Over five years, this exciting partnership will support WaterAid to reach 1.1 million people with safe water and 1.9 million people with sanitation across Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Ghana and Nigeria.
Access to safe water and sanitation is vital for building healthy communities and developing economies. With safe water supplies close to home, women and children are able to spend less time collecting, or queuing for water. This extra time and less fatigue from carrying heavy containers over long distances enables children to go to school or play and women to carry out other work, often to earn money.
With access to a safe and private place to go to the toilet people are healthier and quality of life is greatly improved, especially for women and girls.
Our HSBC Water Programme achievements to date:
Find out more about the HSBC Water Programme at The Water Hub >
Stunning photography by Mustafah Abdulaziz brings to life vital work supported by the HSBC Water Programme in Pakistan, India and China at the Water Stories exhibition in Stockholm, August 2015.
Ram Bitoli first noticed she was losing her sight when the sun turned red. Without access to health care, she quickly lost her vision.
How access to clean water and safe toilets has reduced the risk of sexual harassment in Mba Mondo, Nigeria.
In Bangladesh, access to clean water is helping communities get back on their feet after the devastation of natural disaster.
As the HSBC Water Programme reaches over a million people with toilets, we meet one of the local heroes who made it possible.
In Kanpur, residents of one slum are determined to improve their lives and their futures – one toilet at a time.
We're working with HSBC to transform lives in Nepal by improving access to safe water, taps and toilets.
We explore how a toilet can help transform lives by following the story of one ambitious mother in Uttar Pradesh.
Working with HSBC, we're improving access to water, with rainwater harvesting technologies, and promoting good hygiene practice.
After Pooja's marriage ended, she decided to dedicate her time to improving the lives of her community – and pursuing her own career.