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About WaterAid

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Our mission

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good.

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.

How we help

Since 1981, we've directly reached:

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27 million people

with clean water

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27 million people

with decent toilets

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21 million people

with good hygiene

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How we work

We work with local partners in 27 countries across Africa, Asia, the Pacific, andCentral and South America to make these human rights a normal part of daily life.

But that is only part of our impact. To make lasting change happen on a massive scale, we also: 

convince governments to change laws; 

link policy makers with people on the ground; 

change attitudes and behaviours; 

pool knowledge and resources; and 

rally support from people and organisations around the world.

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Don’t want to send a card? Donate instead.

You can support WaterAid’s work in a variety of different ways. If you don’t want to send a card right now, but would still like to help communities in need, why not donate directly? We really appreciate your help, in any form.

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