WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation, committed to improving peoples’ access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Who are we?

WaterAid started working in Ethiopia since 1983 and registered as a WASH focused charity since 1991. Wateraid Ethiopia has so far reached over 6 million people across the country with improved clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We have a strong reputation for our technical expertise in WASH service delivery, empowering people to claim their rights to WASH, building capacity in the sector and influencing stakeholders at all levels to create an enabling environment for lasting WASH initiatives that leaves no one behind.

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform lives through sustainable and safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Our Vision

Ethiopia, where everyone everywhere has sustainable and safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Our Values

Our values define our culture and unite us across the many countries in which WaterAid works. They are at the very heart of WaterAid, who we are, what we do and how we do it.

  • Respect: We treat everyone with dignity and respect, and champion the rights and contribution of all to achieve a fairer world. 
  • Accountability: We are accountable to those we work with and to those who support us. 
  • Courage: We are bold and inspiring in our actions and words, and uncompromising in our determination to pursue our mission. 
  • Collaboration: We work with others to maximize our impact, embracing diversity and difference in the pursuit of common goals. Innovation: We are creative and agile, always learning, and prepared to take risks to accelerate change. 
  • Integrity: We act with honesty and conviction, and our actions are consistent with openness, equality and human rights.

Meet our Team