Malawi has an abundance of water, with around 24,404 km2 flowing through its fertile land. But providing clean water enough for every single citizen is a complex national problem.

in Malawi don't have clean water.

That's 5.6 million people.

people don't have a decent toilet.

That's more than half of the entire population.

children die every year.

Caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

About us

We are a key player in the development sector, working closely with local partners to reach everyone in Malawi with clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene.

WaterAid staff members, (From Left) Lillian Chaguluka, Jolly Kenan, and Chipiliro Kansilanga, at Central Region Water Board water pump station, Mponela, Dowa, March 2018. WaterAid/Dennis Lupenga

Meet the people

Meet the people at the heart of our work: cleaners, health workers, teachers, students, change-makers.

Members of Kapyanga Citizen Action dancing during the Joint Parliamentarian Committee interface meeting, Kapyanga, Kasungu, Malawi, April, 2017. WaterAid/Dennis Lupenga

What we do

We build on the success of past programmes and scale them up to reach even more people with water and sanitation services that last.

Chifuniro, the Chairperson for Bwemba Village water kiosk committee, appreciating the water flow at the new kiosk, Bwemba Village, Kasungu, 19 August, 2016. WaterAid/Dennis Lupenga

Learn the facts

1 in 3 people in the world don't have a decent toilet of their own. 1 in 9 don't have clean water close to home.

Women washing clothes on the shore of the lake, Lake Malawi, Salima District, Malawi WaterAid/Jon Spaull