The leading charity for clean, safe water and toilets in Africa, Asia and Central America. www.wateraid.org/us
WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision-makers to maximize our impact.
Clean, safe water is something most of us take for granted, but nearly 750 million people do not have access to it and 2.5 billion have nowhere safe and clean to go to the toilet.
As a result, 1,400 children die every day from easily prevented diarrheal diseases. Millions more are unable to attend school. Millions of women are unable to work because they spend so much time caring for sick children, collecting water.
Together with local organizations, WaterAid uses practical, sustainable solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to the poorest people in developing countries.
WaterAid works with individuals and their families, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people, to help them set up, operate, manage and maintain their own projects.