Current Appeals

Thirst for knowledge

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?

Backpacks not buckets | WaterAid
WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

Light the World 2021

In our 5th year, partnering with Light the World online and at Giving Machines near you!

girl uses charity vending machine

Donate Cryptocurrency

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

Emergency COVID-19 response fund

Handwashing is the first line of defense to prevent the spread of the virus.

Dr Martin Koné, Health Director, washing his hands at the washbasin inside his consultation room, at Talo Health Centre, Municipality of Falo, Circle of Bla, Segou Region, Mali
WaterAid/Basile Ouedraogo

Tribute donations

Are you donating in honor of someone?

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

Wards without water | WaterAid
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. 

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
WaterAid/Sarah Kershaw

Giving Tuesday 2019

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

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.
WaterAid/Nat Fernandes

Let Kids Learn

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

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

Light the World

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

Young girl washing her hands | WaterAid
WaterAid/Sibtain Haider

Zakat (Zakah)

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