Water Aid Organization

Established June 21st 1981

The Goal

Every minute, every day, people suffer and lives are lost needlessly because of a lack of safe water and sanitation. Helping can end this global crisis and transform lives.

Why It started

Started in response to the launch of the United Nations 1981-1991 Decade of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Countries Water Aid Works In

In 2014, at the meeting of the Global Sanitation and Water for All partnership, they helped influence 20 governments to commit to achieving universal access to water and sanitation by 2030 and many others to commit to ending open defecation.

  • East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda.
  • Southern Africa: Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia.
  • West Africa: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
  • Asia and Pacific: Bangladesh

Who does Water Aid help?

They help provide people with clean water, sanitation, and health care. (So far just in the countries above) They also provide every health care facility with clean running water and safe, and accessible toilets for men and women.


  • 650 million people in the world don’t have access to water. They have reached so far 21 million people worldwide with safe water.

Big Contributors

  • Congress allocated $400 million for WASH(an organization that helps support Water Aid)
  • The Conrad N Hilton Foundation has awarded international non-profit WaterAid a total of $6.9 million, which will help 151,000 people access safe, clean water in health centers, schools and exceptionally poor communities in Ghana, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
  • Jimmy Wales(picture below)- the founder of Wikipedia is helping contribute. Jimmy, The People’s Operator (TPO) gives customers the choice of directing 10% of their monthly mobile spend to nonprofits including WaterAid, at no extra cost to them.
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Overall Impact

Impact on people that Water Aid has served


  • 21 million people and counting have had been able to have fast access to safe, clean water which they know they can rely on to use.

Impact on people who are involved in Water Aid



  • Seeing the faces of the people they served and how grateful they are to now have water is priceless to them.
  • People finally notice how much we take advantage of the access we have to water.

Water Aid Values

Water Aid values the overall worldwide access to safe water, hygiene, and health care to all countries in the world. Getting everyone access to water would mean there wouldn’t be much deaths to not having access to water wherever they are.

Work Cited

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