Dirty water like this isn't appealing. It isn't healthy. No-one should have to drink it.
Here at WaterAid, we work with communities in some of the world's most remote areas, to build sustainable, affordable clean water systems. This means that the people who use these services can then maintain them long after we have left the area.
By tackling the problem this way, we create lasting change. Change that empowers communities and lifts people out of ill health and poverty.
The results so far
Since 1981 we have reached 26.4 million people with clean water.
That's 26.4 million more empowered people in the world.
26.4 million more independent people.
26.4 million more people contributing to the economic vitality of the community.
26.4 million is a great start but we have a long way to go
Today, 785 million people still don’t have clean water. Without this basic service, they have no choice but to drink dirty water that could kill them.
A further 2.3 billion people don't have a reliable toilet, meaning they are risk of easily-preventable diseases, diseases that still kill 310,000 children under five every year.
Together, we tackle these numbers one village, one district and one region at a time. Let's keep putting one foot in front of the other. Let's keep going and put a stop to people drinking dirty water.
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