The COVID-19 pandemic requires a global response. 4 in 10 households worldwide still don’t have soap and water, meaning people cannot wash their hands to protect themselves from coronavirus.
Thanks to our supporters and partners, we are getting emergency clean water and handwashing essentials to vulnerable people across 26 countries. Together we are making a bigger difference.
Our global response to COVID-19
South Africa is one of Africa’s most influential countries, especially across the southern region.
In 2012, the Water Research Commission – a group researching low-cost technologies for water, sanitation and hygiene in South Africa – offered to host us, and provided a central office in Pretoria.
This office builds strong partnerships with the South African Government, other governments, and influential organisations across the region. We work together to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in the entire south of the African continent.
Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good.