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 – since 1981, across 28 countries, we've reached 28.5 million with clean water, 29 million with decent toilets, and 27.8 million* with good hygiene (*the total number of people who received better facilities and/or behaviour change activities at least three times in a year). With these basics, entire communities have been able 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.
See how we helped people change their lives in our annual reports
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.
Decent sanitation gives children a future
A decent toilet means the chance for children like Henitsoa in Madagascar to stay in school, taking them closer to reaching their dreams.
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.
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.
We all know that 771 million people living without clean water shouldn’t be normal. That almost 1.7 billion 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.
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