Everything we do is about getting safe water, sanitation and hygiene to everyone everywhere by 2030. We deliver services and make change happen.

We tackle the reasons why millions of the world’s poorest people live without these most basic human services.

With hundreds of partners in civil society, government and the private sector, we deliver water, sanitation and hygiene to those most in need and make transformational change happen so that governments across the world provide all of their citizens with affordable, sustainable services.

The poorest groups, such as women or disabled people, often miss out on water and sanitation services and hygiene promotion, affecting their health and prospects and marginalising them even further.

Water, sanitation and hygiene services should benefit everybody. For instance, latrines should be accessible for wheelchair users and menstrual hygiene education should be available for all women and girls.

We work with local partners to reach the poorest and most marginalised people, and call on governments to provide these solutions for everyone everywhere.

We believe it is only governments who can create an environment where public and private investments and civil society can all operate effectively.

We work with them to develop national strategies, based on strong governance, financial and technical systems, to reach all of their citizens with sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.

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Ending extreme poverty and building a healthier, more prosperous world for the poorest people cannot be done without safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

With our partners, we develop plans that integrate these basic human services into their health, education, nutrition and many other areas of development.

We put a special focus on promoting good hygiene behaviour, as it is critical to preventing the spread of diseases by maximising the health benefits of safe water and sanitation.

Alongside women’s organisations, health, education and marketing partners, we are delivering effective campaigns to eliminate bad hygiene practices, such as defecating in the open.

The generosity of our supporters is behind everything we do. Individuals, companies, trusts, foundations and governments are all committed to our vision of a world where everyone everywhere has safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Donations from appeals, events and funding partnerships provide the vital resources to carry out our work.

Many of our tireless, intrepid and inventive supporters are also fantastic campaigners and advocates, telling their friends about WaterAid, encouraging others to get involved, and raising the profile of the issues behind the crisis.

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