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.

Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.


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

What will you receive


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Where does your money go?

For every $1 you donate

70 cents Our work / 23 cents Fundraising costs / 7 cents Accountability and administration

Examples of administration costs include:

  • Rent and bills
  • Bank fees
  • Regulatory costs


When a community gets access to the safe water and sanitation they desperately need, their:

  • health improves, and fewer lives are lost
  • time is freed up to do other important tasks, like harvesting food, or caring for children
  • children have the chance to go to school and play

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]