Water for all

Muhammed suffered from polio when he was just three, and both he and his wife, Nazia, are disabled. For years they were forced to rely on others to get access to the local source of water, which was contaminated. This was both undignified and uncertain - they once went without for two days.

Access to clean water nearby has changed everything. Muhammed and Nazia's family is now happy, healthy and independent.

“I have the water filtration plant close to my home and can go anytime to collect water. I feel so happy and independent that I can collect water on my own, which was once a dream for me. There is no restriction, either I can go alone, or my son can accompany me.”

You can help transform lives by giving the gift of clean water.

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Bring clean water to communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan or Mali by giving your Zakat to WaterAid.

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A gift in your will can bring clean water to even more communities, creating long-lasting change for generations to come. Under Wasiyyah, Muslims can leave up to a third of their estate to other beneficiaries, such as WaterAid.

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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.