Malawi is known as 'the warm heart of Africa' because of its vibrant feel and welcoming people. But this friendly nation still lacks the basic essentials needed for a happy, healthy life.

in Malawi don't have clean water.

That's 5.6 million people.

More than  every year. 

From diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

don't have a decent toilet.

That's more than half of the entire population.

of Health Care Facilities don't have access to a sanitation facility.

of children are stunted.

Only of schools have improved sanitation services.

Although Malawi is one of the smallest and least-developed countries in the African continent, it’s showing great progress and leadership in reaching everyone with clean water.

Since the early 2000's, Malawi’s Government has made clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for every person a priority.

However, local councils need more support to develop resilient services that can deal with the country’s drastic water shortages and the mass movement of people due to climate change.

Decent toilets remain vital to enable people to keep healthy and unlock their potential, but almost 10 million people  more than half the population  are still living without one.

That's why our aim is to reach every single person in Malawi with water, toilets and hygiene. We know that doing so will have a lasting impact, helping poor and marginalised communities escape poverty for good.

To do this, we’re working with government, communities and partner organisations. We share our skills, knowledge and experience to make these basic services a normal part of everyday life.

We’re also making sure people aware of their rights and have their say, through citizen’s action groups and community-led initiatives.

We want water, sanitation and hygiene to be a normal part of school life, so kids can concentrate on their education.

Be empowered

Clean water and decent toilets are human rights. We need to learn how to hold Government to account and deliver these essential services.

See the impact

Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene unlock potential. They allow whole communities to learn, work, thrive and lead healthy lives.