Our work has helped more than 3.7 million people gain access to safe water, and 9.7 million people gain access to proper sanitation.
Starting from a single donor and grant, our evolution to a vibrant, multi-programme Country Programme has been driven by effective interventions and local and national-level impact.
To date, our work has helped more than 3.7 million people gain access to safe water, and 9.7 million people gain access to proper sanitation. Behind these numbers lie countless stories of transformation in some of the country’s poorest communities.
As a key figure behind the pioneering community-led total sanitation (CLTS) approach, now practiced in 60 countries globally, we have a deep-rooted history of working with local partners and communities to galvanise progress at scale. Our focus on equity, inclusion and rights has led to context-specific projects in hard-to-reach areas, working with highly marginalised populations – including working with slum residents to ensure legal water supply connections in slums, or reaching the vulnerable tea picker community with access to safe water, improved sanitation and good hygiene.
Our emphasis on innovation and growth continues to generate new ideas and break new ground in the WASH sector, and projects including in faecal sludge management, co-composting, and public toilets are at the forefront of sectoral progress.
WaterAid Bangladesh with its partner BASA has been supporting Shakhipur municipality to run a co-compost plant.Watch the film