They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere. And that is what WaterAid India is trying to achieve.

Who we are

WaterAid India (Jal Seva Charitable Foundation) is a registered Not-for-Profit as a Section 8 company under the Companies Act of the Government of India. WaterAid India is working independently in the country, as part of the global WaterAid network, and is determined to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere. 

We started in 1986 because no non-profit like ours existed. In India, WaterAid works with communities in rural and urban areas through partners. Thanks to our amazing supporters, we have reached millions of people with these three essentials – clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene – enabling communities to unlock their potential to break free from the cycle of poverty and to change lives for good. 

We will not stop. Not until clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene are a normal part of everyday life for everyone, everywhere. 


As of November 21, 2023, Jal Jeevan Mission notes that 70.76% of rural India with functional household tap connections. Our aim: support the Mission.


Achieving safely managed sanitation is a critical aspect of promoting health, well-being, and sustainable development in communities.


Together with clean water and safely managed sanitation, good hygiene practices can dramatically improve – and even save – people’s lives.

Know our niche and themes on which WaterAid India works.

Stories of impact

How our work has changed the lives of people across India.

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