I often spend more than eight hours each day collecting water. I feel tired and burdened but because there are many kids, including a baby. I need to force myself to go.
Balbina, Timor-Leste

Can you imagine having to walk for hours just to quench your children’s thirst? Balbina has to walk each day- with her new baby- to collect water for her family. Even when she was recovering from childbirth, she had no choice.    

“My body feels very tired, on my head I have a basket and I need to carry two jerry cans. Often I feel sick but I have to go.”

It doesn’t need to be this way. Join WaterAid as a monthly giver and you can change the story for women like Balbina.

With the support of people like you, we can bring clean water to everyone everywhere.

When you join us as a WaterAid supporter you will receive:

  • A welcome pack explaining how your donation will make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.
  • Updates on WaterAid’s work through Oasis magazine posted to you twice per year and a monthly e-news which contains report backs on communities and families reached with the help of your support. You will also receive news from the field and updates from families benefiting from your gift.
  • All donations $2 and over are 100% tax deductable.
  • An annual tax receipt in July.

Your monthly gift will help ensure many more children like Stella and their communities are reached with desperately needed clean water and sanitation.

For any enquiries or to set up a regular gift via direct debit, please contact our Supporter Services team on 1300 858 022 or email [email protected]

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.

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.

Regular gifts by direct debit give us a predictable income so we can commit to helping more people. Plus direct debits mean we pay less in processing fees than for credit card gifts.

We’ll use your donations to transform lives in the best way we can. 69% is spent enabling people to transform their lives with safe water, decent toilets and good hygiene, 22% is spent on fundraising and 9% is spent on accountability and administration costs (which include bank fees and regulatory costs).