It takes a village

Remote communities are often the last to get clean water because they are difficult to reach. It could be a desert outpost. Or a town perched on a mountaintop. Building water systems in these places is challenging, but that doesn't mean we give up. People who live in remote areas need clean water, just like everyone else. 

If we're going to honor our commitment of reaching everyone, everywhere, we need your help to go the extra mile.

Can you go the extra mile?

Your donation can provide:

This should not be drinking water

"This water contains all sorts of dirt that can destroy your health, it is the color of black tea"
— Colette, Rwanda

WaterAid/ James Kiyimba

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 clean water close to home. We work with communities to fix this, to provide lasting solutions so communities can 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.