Who we are

WaterAid started in 1981 because no non-profit like us existed. At WaterAid we are determined to make clean water, reliable toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these 3 essentials, in ways that last, can people change their lives for good.

We have empowered 24.9 million people so far and we're only just getting started.

Why we started

Clean water

1 in 9 people don't have clean water. We work together with communities to find the best and most lasting solutions to unlock their potential and break free from poverty.

Reliable 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 promotion is one of the most effective ways of improving global health. That's why we support hygiene education across all of our projects.