Water Aid

Below: Introduction to WaterAid


WaterAid's vision is, 'of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation'. We sympathize here at the foundation with WaterAid's objectives. As such we aim to try and raise support, awareness, and finance for WaterAid among the other organizations we work with in order to help end poverty. You can donate direct to WaterAid but by donating though us you will generate even more awareness, donations and support for their work.

You can read about how clean water and sanitation help hugely to end poverty on our clean water and sanitation page. The benefits of clean water and sanitation help change peoples lives for the better, helping them reduce illness and therefore go to school, work, have more income, produce more and take part in and receive from life more fully.

We work with WaterAid by raising money which we intend to put to use funding specific WaterAid programs, the details of which we can pass on to you through our website. 

You can read Lucy's story on the WaterAid website to show the difference you can make by helping people through clean water and sanitation. (You can donate directly to WaterAid, but donating to us will help raise even more money and support for you for the cause).

WaterAid uses a variety of sustainable technologies such as rainwater harvesting, spring protection, subsurface dams, hand dug wells, bore holes, dry pit latrines, VIP latrines and so on to achieve its objectives. You can read technical information about the various forms of providing these services on their website. Technical information about bore holes for example is available.

You can read about how WaterAids' work impacts those around it in areas we talk a lot about at the foundation: Health, Education, Diet and Nutrition and Gender Equality.

WaterAid in 2011 had around 224, 000 supporters. It reached 1.5 million people with safe water and 1.6 million people with sanitation. Its income was around £50 million.  So WaterAId is an established charity with plenty of experience to carry out its work.

WaterAid uses technologies like hand-dug wells and boreholes to provide uncontaminated water sources to communities. The wells are sealed and fitted with appropriate pumps that communities are trained to maintain and service themselves. Where groundwater is in short supply, rainwater harvesting can be used. WaterAid also provides sanitation, and hygiene education.

To implement partners WaterAid works with local NGO’s and private companies who are experts in their niches, in return for financial support, training and technical advice. WaterAid then has independent monitoring to ensure accurate and beneficial evaluation of programs.

There re still over 2 billion people in the world without access to either clean water or sanitation. So there is plenty more to do.

WaterAid work in 27 countries.

You can read about how WaterAids' work helps reach the Millennium Development Goals on their site also.

Below: WaterAids - Health is Wealth video.

The Foundation finds WaterAids work to be of particular interest as the effects of creating clean water and sanitation are among the most effective of on the ground interventions for ending poverty. Clean water has huge effects on the economy, peoples dignity, education, gender equality, nutrition, health, mortality rates and so on, all some of the biggest issues in the developing world. You can read more about the interlinking effects of these issues.

By donating to our WaterAid program you can help even more people gain access to clean water and sanitation.