Be part of something amazing this Winter

This Winter, our goal is to provide sustainable clean water and sanitation access to 250,000 people. 

For the villagers of Tombohuaun, one of the villages in our appeal, the solution is three-step:

  1. Build a well in the heart of the village
  2. Install decent toilets made with local materials
  3. Train the community on the importance of good hygiene which will positively impact them for years to come.

This is our approach to generational change and it means moms like Fatmata (above) won't live in fear of losing another child. 

But we need your support

Why WaterAid?

With the help of amazing people like you, we're working with our partners in some of the toughest places in the world, places like Tombohuauan.

Since 1981 and with your support, we've already reached millions of people with clean water, sanitation and hygiene, the three essentials, enabling entire communities to unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

The results

Since 1981 we have reached 23 million people with clean water and since 2004 a further 21 million people with sanitation.

And we're just getting started...

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Spotlight on Tombohuaun

Water

Only 3/10 people have clean water.

Water

Sanitation

Only 1/10 people have a decent toilet.

Toilets icon | WaterAid

Health

Life expectancy in the region is just 42.

Community | WaterAid

Welcome to Nancy's world

Nancy's world is full of positivity and community spirit but the hardships are very real.

Nancy Smart, 6, holds the doll that her father Sellu Smart made for her, in the village of Tombohuaun. Although Nancy is a year older than her cousin Lucy, she is a head shorter; her father thinks her stunted growth is due to the dirty water. Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, May 2017.