In 80% of households in the developing world, girls are forced to walk for hours every day fetching water that's so dirty it makes them sick.

This keeps girls from school and keeps generations of women trapped in a cycle of poverty.

"If I didn't have to spend time collecting water, I could do better at school.”
—Marartu, 12, Ethiopia

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WaterAid/ Behailu Shiferaw

This is where you come in

The solution is simple. Clean water frees up time and energy for girls to thrive. 

Your gift today can provide:

Why WaterAid?

WaterAid has been working to transform the lives of women and girls for more than 40 years through the power of clean water. Thanks to thousands of people like you, we have reached 28.8 million people with clean water, 28.1 million people with decent toilets and 26 million people with hygiene education. We have a Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar and we're on a mission to reach 400 million more people in the next decade. 

Your gift can forever change the life of a girl by helping her stay in school. 

Clean water

1 in 10 people don't have clean water close to home. We work with communities to find lasting solutions to unlock their potential and break free from poverty.

Decent toilets

1 in 3 people don't have a reliable toilet of their own. We're working with communities to build a local workforce that can install and maintain toilets.

Good hygiene

Good hygiene and handwashing is one of the most effective ways of improving global health. That's why we have always supported hygiene education.