Debi and her family are faced with long back-breaking walks for water, flimsy flood-prone toilets, chronic illness from polluted water, and hair loss from bathing in contaminated ponds.

Increasing salinity has made the pond water in Debi's coastal community undrinkable - even washing in it threatens their health. Without clean water, families like hers could be forced to uproot.

In Bangladesh and beyond, WaterAid is working to help provide resilient and sustainable clean water for communities in the most challenging environments. 

In Debi’s village, we’ll work with our partners and the community to install a rainwater harvesting plant that provides clean drinking water. We'll also build toilets, private bathing facilities for women, and income-generating wormeries for food waste.

My family is the most important thing in my life. I hope my son will grow up and become a teacher. "

Your gift of clean water will help ensure the future for communities like Debi's.

Debi standing in front of community pond
Image: WaterAid / Fabeha Monir

About WaterAid

WaterAid has teams in 28 countries across the world, working with our partners to change 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 43 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.