** COVID-19 Update **

As COVID-19 continues to spread in the developing world, millions do not have access to soap and water for handwashing. We're ramping up our handwashing and hygiene programs in more than 30 countries. Help us save lives. Donate now

Clean water, reliable toilets and good hygiene are what keep us all healthy. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. We're in a position to change that.

With the help of amazing people like you, we're working in some of the toughest places in the world. Together, we've already reached millions of people with these three essentials, enabling entire communities to stay healthy, to unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

And while installing taps and toilets is essential to our work, we do so much more. Our global advocacy team works tirelessly to hold governments accountable and to make sure they are spending tax-payers' dollars efficiently. 

In 2020, lives have been transformed by clean water at home

For Fatima, Lourdes and Amelia in Timor-Leste, that means being able to drink fresh water from the tap.


In 2020, people gained access to a decent toilet.

A toilet means the chance for children like Henitsoa in Madagascar to stay in school, taking them closer to reaching their dreams.

WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

people with hygiene promotion and supplies

Handwashing is our first and best defense against deadly diseases like COVID-19. We scaled our hygiene programs to reach millions in more than 30 countries.

WaterAid/Mustafah Abdulaziz

Together, we're changing lives for the better in 34 countries around the world.

We’ve made amazing progress, but we have a long way to go.

We still need your help to bring clean water to everyone, everywhere.

Having a water point would mean having enough time to farm. It would mean a change for our children’s future. They would live a free life because they would be able to attend school.
Mary, 22, Malawi

We all know that  people living without clean water shouldn’t be normal. That  people not having a reliable toilet shouldn’t be normal. That poverty shouldn’t be normal.

Thanks to remarkable people like you, we’ve already made huge progress. But there’s still so much more we need to do. And creating lasting change isn’t just a dream.

Together, we can reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene within a generation. One village, one region, one country at a time.

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