WaterAid is an international Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to helping people escape from suffering caused by lack of safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene. WaterAid's mission is to transform lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by improving access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene in the country's underprivileged communities.

in Malawi don't have access to clean water.

That's 5.8 million people.

people don't have access to a decent toilet.

That's more than half of the entire population.

children die every year.

Caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

Keeping Children Safe from Cholera

The importance of clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene is more essential now in Early Childhood Development Centres as Malawi is battling a Cholera outbreak.

WaterAid/ Dennis Lupenga

Meet the people

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

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.

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.

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