Every 60 seconds a newborn dies because of dirty water
All mothers deserve the chance to raise their babies in a safe, clean environment.
Esther, 29, from Belavabary, Madagascar, has no choice but to give her children contaminated water. Her nearest water source is a dirty stream at the bottom of a hill, where she travels three times a day. She knows that the water can make her daughter, Tendry, very ill, but she has no alternative.
It’s not right, and it causes needless suffering. All mothers deserve the chance to raise their babies in a safe, clean environment – clean water close to home will have a life-changing impact.
In 2017, WaterAid reached more than seven million people with the life-saving gift of clean water, sanitation and hygiene. With 37 years of expertise, we know how to make real change happen – but we need your help to do it.
Will you join the movement to get clean water to every mother, and every newborn around the world? Donate today and make something incredible happen.
Founded in 1981, WaterAid has teams in 34 countries across the world, working with our partners to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to clean water, toilets and hygiene.
So far, we’ve reached 24.9 million people with clean water - and we're just getting started.