We are resolutely focused on making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere.

Pakistan has made considerable progress in increasing access to these essential services. However, 21 million people still don’t have clean water close to home, 133 million still drink contaminated water, 70 million don't have a decent toilet of their own. And climate change is compounding challenges to building sustainable services.

Together with our partners, we reached thousands of people with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene on the ground. And for an even bigger impact, we influenced governments who can multiply our contribution. Scroll down to explore highlights of how we have been igniting lasting change.

Direct reach

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Clean water reach

  • 136,757 people in communities

  • 13,668 children in schools

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Sanitation reach

  • 221,073 with sanitation in 392 communities

  • 170 schools with decent toilets

  • 941 revenue villages declared open-defecation free in the districts of Thatta and Muzaffargarh

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Hygiene reach

  • 250,269 people were reached in communities with good hygiene through hygiene promotion sessions

  • 170 schools were reached with hygiene promotion sessions

Influencing

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WASH Sector legislative reforms and accountability

We signed an MoU with the Punjab Assembly to formalise engagement with parliamentarians and facilitated five resolutions on WASH.

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WASH in political parties' manifestos

Our advocacy led to the inclusion of WASH within the political parties’ manifestos for General Election held in July 2018.

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WASH in school curriculum

We worked with the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training to include WASH and climate change messages in the new curriculum of grades 1-8.

Clean Green Pakistan

WaterAid engaged with the Prime Minister Office to shape up and launch the ‘Clean Green Pakistan Movement (CGPM)’ in October 2018.

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Financial summary

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