Current Appeals

One in four people don't have safe water

No one should have to choose between dirty water or thirst

A young boy stands in front of the community water source. The water is visibly dirty.
Image: WaterAid/Fabeha Monir

Light the World

In partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Light the World with Clean Water at the Giving Machines | WaterAid

Donate Cryptocurrency

Make a tax-efficient donation with your cryptocurrency online now!

Schoolchildren pose for Hereos Image at Najafgarh, Delhi. Local Partner: MRYDO
"We've seen a drastic reduction in sepsis cases.  Lives are saved." Mary, nurse and midwife.
Image: WaterAid/Dennis Lupenga


Clean water and handwashing save lives - yet 3 billion people cannot wash their hands at home. Can you help?

K. in Mali.
Image: WaterAid/ Guilhem Alandry

Tribute donations

Are you donating in honor of someone?

Image: WaterAid/ Guilhem Alandry

Community Challenges

WaterAid supporters climb Mount Kilimanjaro in support of WaterAid

Choose a challenge

Will you help students take on the challenge of a lifetime? They'll be taking on physical challenges--from Machu Picchu to Everest  - will you support their fundraising?

WaterAid LemonAid


No longer just for Beyonce. Our LemonAid project quenches the world's thirst, one "LemonAid" stand at a time!

Past Appeals

"We've seen a drastic reduction in sepsis cases.  Lives are saved." Mary, nurse and midwife.
Image: WaterAid/Dennis Lupenga

Water is Life

Water is Life looked at the work of medical staff who keep patients safe against all odds. 

Felisberta taking a rest from collecting water in Liquica, Timor-Leste
Image: WaterAid/ Vlad Sokhin

When the water runs dry

See how changing weather patterns are affecting Felisberta and her community

Backpacks not buckets | WaterAid
Image: WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

Thirst for Knowledge

Girls should carry backpacks, not buckets. In 80% of households in the developing world, girls have to walk hours every day to collect water. This keeps girls from school and keeps generations of women trapped in a cycle of poverty. Can you unlock her potential?

Wards without water | WaterAid
Image: WaterAid/Denis Lupenga

No water on the frontlines

As we grappled with COVID-19, WaterAid worked to equip frontline workers with running water to keep health centers clean for all of us. 

Ps son, 5, peeking out through curtains, wearing his grandmother's hat, Madagascar, Augus
Image: WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

Access denied

9 villages, 9 schools and 2 healthcare centers: we had big plans in the winter of 2019.

Giving Tuesday 2019 | WaterAid
Image: WaterAid/Sarah Kershaw

Giving Tuesday 2019

Giving Tuesday is the cornerstone of our winter fundraising efforts. It can make or break a project.

Image: WaterAid/ Guilhem Alandry

Clean water in clinics

Our summer appeal went straight to the heart of health care clinics in Mali.

Students at the Totcomana School.
Image: WaterAid/Nat Fernandes

Let Kids Learn

Our 2018 winter appeal focused on 29 schools in rural communities in Nicaragua and Colombia.

Molia Abdallah, 47, stands next to solar panels at the water scheme being constructed in Chicoma, Mossuril District, Nampula Province, Mozambique, October 2018.
Image: WaterAid/ Chileshe Chanda

Tap the sun

Our summer 2018 appeal, utilizing solar power to equip Chicoma, Mozambique with clean water.

Boy collecting water from the new tap in a community in Timor-Leste
Image: WaterAid/Timor-Leste

Light the World

WaterAid is a proud partner of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Young girl washing her hands | WaterAid
Image: WaterAid/Sibtain Haider

Zakat (Zakah)

Your zakat transforms lives around the world with clean water and decent toilets.