Water For Life


WaterAid is a charity that works with some of the poorest communities in Africa and Asia providing a better quality of life through water, sanitation and hygiene education projects. 

Many women and children in developing countries spend hours each day walking kilometres to collect water. This water is often dirty but they have no alternative. Carrying heavy water containers is an exhausting task, taking valuable time and energy. It prevents women from doing vital domestic or income generating work and stops children from going to school.

WaterAid believes that water, sanitation and hygiene education provide the key to poverty reduction. By focusing on projects that combine these three elements, health benefits are maximised and the results are long lasting and wide reaching.

WaterAid works with local partners to help some of the poorest communities in Africa and Asia plan, manage and maintain their own safe water supplies, sanitation facilities and promotes good hygiene practices. With these benefits communities are in a better position to work themselves out of poverty.

Through raising funds and awareness in the UK, WaterAid works closely with many different groups such as schools, churches and service groups and associates. WaterAid also receives a great deal of support from members of the public who give regular donations through direct debit. As little as £2 a month can give a person safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

If you would like to get involved or would like more information please visit their web site or  +44 (0) 20 7793 4500


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WaterAid is a charity that works with some of the poorest communities in Africa and Asia providing a better quality of life through water, sanitation and hygiene education projects.


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