As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, millions of people globally don't have access to the most basic handwashing facilities: clean water and soap. Without these essentials, people have less chance of protecting themselves from the spread of diseases.

WaterAid are already working to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere. Right now, our teams around the world are also urgently scaling up work to install handwashing facilities in areas where people need them most, and to launch public awareness campaigns so that everyone knows how important it is to wash their hands with soap, when to do it and how to do it right.

Handwashing with soap is the first line of defence against COVID-19.

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We are currently experiencing technical issues with our online donation forms, and are working to get this up and running again soon.

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Simply call 0300 123 4341 at a local rate.

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About us

We’re an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.

Since 1981, we’ve directly reached 28 million people with clean water; 28 million with decent toilets; and 26 million with good hygiene.

Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good. With our supporters and partners, we will change millions of lives for the better.

How we work

We work closely with partners internationally and on the ground in some of the toughest places in the world, to help achieve widespread change. Millions of people have already taken control of their lives and built better futures.

We do more than install taps and toilets. To make lasting change happen on a massive scale, we convince governments to change laws; link policy makers with people on the ground; change attitudes and behaviours; pool knowledge and resources; and rally support from people and organisations around the world.

Why monthly donations have a bigger impact

Regular gifts by direct debit give us a predictable income so WaterAid can commit to reaching more people around the world. Plus, direct debits mean we pay less in processing fees than for credit card gifts.

Our fundraising promise to you

We’ll use your donations in the best way possible. In every £1 we spent, 74p went on delivering services and making change happen and 26p went on fundraising and governance*

*as of 20/21 WaterAid annual report.