“The water tastes of dust. We drink the water and then start to cough and end up short of breath. We get diarrhoea and vomit. My children are always sick." - Stella’s mother, Leonie

Stella’s mother Leonie knows there is every chance that one day the filthy water they collect could claim her daughter’s life. In her few short years, Stella has already been sick many times with water-borne diseases like diarrhoea. A disease which claims thousands of innocent lives every year. It’s truly devastating. But Stella’s life and many young children like her could so easily be saved.

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 you will get by donating

Here is what your monthly donation could achieve in a year:

  • could provide 184 metres of water pipe to connect water to remote villages
  • could provide five children with clean water
  • could provide toilets at school for a class of children

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]