In collaboration with local communities, we construct water taps, toilet blocks, handwashing stations and other vital WASH infrastructure. Across all our work, we use technologies that are low-cost, context-specific, and easily maintained.

Our work goes beyond building physical structure. Installing taps and toilets is essential, but we do so much more. 

We also spread messaging and teach proper hygiene behaviors, such as handwashing, creating communities that are healthier and more resilient. We make a bigger impact because we bring people together, actively encouraging collaboration so that many voices can be heard and ideas can spread.

Explore our projects

Sexual Health and Reproductive Education (SHARE)

The empowerment of young women and adolescent girls and the advancement of their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights are foundational for a prosperous and sustainable world. We are implementing the SHARE project in Ghana, Mozambique, and Uganda.

Nurse in Uganda
Image: WaterAid/James Kiyimba

Project Boond

In the State of Bihar in India, project Boond aims to improve the quality of life in two of Bihar's most marginalized communities. Access to safe water, sanitation and good hygiene across Bihar is a challenge and many are forced to practice open defecation.

Girl outside school
Image: WaterAid/ Srishti Bhardwaj

HerWASH: Menstrual Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health

WaterAid Canada's project in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Pakistan provided quality, gender-responsive and age-appropriate menstrual health and hygiene education to vulnerable communities.

Yonge girl at school
Image: WaterAid/ Waheed Awonuga

WASH for Healthy Learning

In the Lilwonge region of Malawi, many communities lacked clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene. This harmed education, especially for female students. The WASH for Healthy Learning project improved education, health, and nutrition outcomes for students.

Kids getting water at a tap
Image: WaterAid/ Dennis Lupenga

Tanzania : Deliver Life

The Tanzania: Deliver Life project, part of the Canada-Africa Initiative to Address Maternal, Newborn, and Child Mortality, was a four-year program funded by the government of Canada. It improved health at twelve facilities in northern Tanzania.

Nyaganga Samwe, 39, a nurse at Nyamalimbe Dispensary, standing inside a room, Geita District, Geita Region, Tanzania, June 2022. 
Image: WaterAid/ Richard Raphael

Mali: Healthy Communities

In 2016, WaterAid began the Mali: Healthy Communities project, in partnership with the One Drop Foundation to build WASH infrastructure, promote hygiene behavior, and support WASH-related businesses in nine rural communities in the districts of Kati and Bla, Mali.

girls smiling at camera
Image: WaterAid/ Basile Ouedrogo