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Sometimes I fall over and drop the water, and scratch my legs... the bucket is heavy on my head because it's too big for me. "
Nancy, Sierra Leone
Image: WaterAid/ Joey Lawrence

Clean water gives children the chance to be kids.

The chance to be healthy and to spend time in school. To dream.

Nancy collects water from the only water source in her community in Sierra Leone. The water that comes from a spring, is often dirty and makes them sick. Nancy's mother worries

771 million people worldwide don’t have clean water close to home. For many children, it means spending their precious childhood walking to collect water instead of attending school.

We'll keep working until everyone, everywhere has clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. But we can’t do it without you.

How we spend your donation

About WaterAid

WaterAid has teams in 28 countries across the world, working with our partners to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to clean water, toilets and hygiene.

Since 1981, we’ve reached over 27 million people with clean water. But we can’t stop there.

In the last 39 years, we’ve gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.

What do WaterAid do?

While installing taps and toilets is essential to our work, we do so much more. We convince governments to change laws, link policy makers with people on the ground, pool knowledge and resources and rally support from people and organisations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.

Why regular donations matter

Regular gifts provide us with sustainable income so we can plan projects and commit to helping more people.