Our vision

is a world where everyone, everywhere has
clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

Our mission

is to transform the lives of the poorest
and most marginalised people by improving
access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene..

The crisis

WaterAid's key stats
Grace, the young girl in the animation, misses school because she has to walk miles to find water so dirty it could kill her. And when she does attend school, there is nowhere suitable for her to go to the toilet, so she’s likely to drop out like many of her friends. She’s strong and independent – she has to be to survive. But without water and sanitation, her dreams will probably come to nothing. Grace’s is the story of hundreds of millions of people around the world – people who will stay trapped in poverty for want of a tap and a toilet..

Making change happen

To make change happen for people like Grace, we believe that certain conditions need to be in place. There needs to be strong leadership, active communities, equality, a focus on sustainability, and integration between development sectors. In order to do this we will focus on four key areas:

Making change happen, WaterAid strategic aims 2015-2020  .

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WaterAid's global strategy for 2015-2020, called 'Everyone, Everywhere 2030'.

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