Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. That's why we're here.

With the help of amazing people like you, we're working with our partners in some of the toughest places in the world. Together, we've already reached millions of people with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, enabling entire communities to unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

And while installing taps and toilets is essential to our work, we do so much more.

We convince governments to change laws, link policy makers with people on the ground, pool knowledge and resources and rally support from people and organisations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.

In the last year alone, we supported:

Communities to reach the following numbers of people in or near their homes:

315,000 with clean water

693,000 with decent toilets

236,000 with better hygiene facilities and 1,600,000 with behaviour change activities.*

Illustration of woman at a water point

Schools to reach the following numbers of children and staff:

135,000 with clean water

180,000 with decent toilets

110,000 with better hygiene facilities and 255,000 with behaviour change activities.*

Illustration of teachers

Healthcare facilities to reach the following numbers of patients and staff:

1,000,000 with clean water

1,000,000 with decent toilets

941,000 with better hygiene facilities, and 49,000 with behaviour change activities.*

Illustration of masked person collecting water

* For full statistics and breakdowns see our latest annual report.

Water changes everything

For Fatima, Lourdes and Amelia in Timor-Leste, that means being able to drink from the tap without worrying about deadly diseases.

WaterAid / Tom Greenwood

A decent toilet means the chance for children like Henitsoa in Madagascar to stay in school, taking them closer to reaching their dreams.

WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

Good hygiene saves lives

How do you make the benefits of clean water and decent toilets last for generations? The key is good hygiene, as Anil has been discovering in Pakistan.

WaterAid/Mustafah Abdulaziz

We're changing lives for the better in 28 countries around the world.

We’ve made amazing progress, but we can't stop now

With your help, we can reach the millions of people still living without the essentials they need to live dignified, healthy lives.

WaterAid/ Alexia Webster
Having a water point would mean having enough time to farm. It would mean a change for our children’s future. They would live a free life because they would be able to attend school.
Mary, 22, Malawi

We all know that  people living without clean water shouldn’t be normal. That  people not having a decent toilet shouldn’t be normal. That poverty shouldn’t be normal.

Thanks to remarkable people like you, we’ve already made huge progress. But there’s still so much more we need to do. And creating lasting change isn’t just a dream.

Together, we can reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene within a generation – and change normal for good.

Ready to make a difference? Just £2 a month can help change someone's life.

Get involved, your way

Join an event, fundraise with friends or find your own way to transform lives.

Give an unforgettable gift

We've got the perfect presents for every occasion in our Shop for Life.