Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. That's why we're here.

With the help of amazing people like you, we're working with our partners in some of the toughest places in the world. Together, we've already reached millions of people with , , and - enabling entire communities to unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good.

And while installing taps and toilets is essential to our work, we do so much more.

We 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.


million people reached with safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education since 2003

Our approach and innovations, paired with a community-led, modular programme design help us make impact and sustain it across contexts.

Tea-pickers on way their way to work at Goolni Tea Estate, Sylhet, Bangladesh, February 2017.
Image: WaterAid/ Abir Abdullah


districts of operation across Bangladesh - addressing WASH challenges, especially WASH rights

Rights-based programming is one of our central pillars. We believe in influencing public and private entities to adopt best practices stemming from our interventions.

A student rides a bicycle into Dhumghat Lower Secondary Girls School, Isweripur Union. Bangladesh. December 2021
Image: WaterAid/ Drik/ Farzana Hossen


contribution by WaterAid Bangladesh to our collective global reach to from 2016 to 2020

In 28 countries, WaterAid collectively reached 30.8 million people with WASH from which WaterAid Bangladesh has a 4.7 million share.

Workers at a ready-made garment factory wash hands to prevent COVID-19 having learned about importance of handwashing through hygiene behaviour training. Narayanganj, Bangladesh. 2020
Image: WaterAid/ HSBC/ DRIK/ Parvez Ahmad