The changing climate is making it harder to find safe water, forcing people into poverty, as they must spend time sourcing water, instead of working.

We can’t stop flooding or drought, but we limit the effect it has on people and their access to water.

We have a plan to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene to the people of Bhetkhali in Bangladesh. But we need your support to reach them and other vulnerable communities around the world.

Here's where you come in

Your donation can provide:

"I’m afraid of the walk for water, especially when it’s dark. I find the walk very physically straining. If I didn’t have to walk long distances to get water, I’d have more time to take care of my family. I wouldn’t have as many health issues."
— Shyamol

Why WaterAid?

WaterAid has been working on water, sanitation and hygiene projects for more than 40 years. Thanks to thousands of people like you, we have reached 28.5 million people with clean water, 29 million people with decent toilets and 27.8 million people with hygiene education. We have a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and have the highest ranking, (four stars) rating from Charity Navigator.

We're on a mission to reach 400 million more people with in the next decade. 

But we will need your help to do it. 

Donate now

Clean water

2 billion people don't have safe water. We work with communities to fix this, to provide lasting solutions so communities can break free from poverty.

Decent toilets

3.5 billion people don't have a decent 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 are among of the most effective ways of improving global health. That's why we have always supported hygiene education.