In India, only 25% of households have access to clean water.

Frequent handwashing with soap is one of the best and simplest ways to prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19, yet only 1 in 4 households have clean water, making it harder to protect themselves.

In support of WaterAid’s campaign to bring water to the missing 75% in India, famous cricket players from English and Indian teams tried their hand at defending the wicket with a specially designed bat, which is a quarter of the size of a normal bat.

Rory Burns, Surrey Cricket Club captain and England batsman said: “I wouldn’t play a match without all the right equipment, and people shouldn’t be left to protect their health without something so vital as clean water.”

You can help make a difference.

WaterAid’s COVID-19 response in India includes installing vital handwashing facilities in public areas such as markets, schools and health centres, as well as running mass media campaigns to promote the importance of good handwashing and hygiene.

Clean water gives us a chance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and help save lives.

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In every £1 we spend, 74p goes on delivering services and making change happen, and 26p goes on fundraising and governance.
Rory Burns with the specially designed cricket bat as he takes part in Bring Water with Surrey County Cricket.
Rory Burns with the specially designed cricket bat as he takes part in Bring Water with Surrey County Cricket.
WaterAid/ Brendan Foster

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.