When a community gets clean water for the first time, it creates a powerful ripple, saving lives and improving people’s health, education and livelihoods. That’s the water effect.
Today, one in nine people around the world don’t have clean water close to home. This is a deadly crisis, killing another child every two minutes. It shouldn’t be normal.
Without clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, people can’t stay healthy. Children are frequently sick and miss school. And parents are too ill, or busy caring for their families, to work.
Making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene part of normal everyday life for everyone is not just a dream. It is achievable.
With these three simple things, mothers can give birth more safely. Children have the opportunity to go to school and grow into healthy adults. And parents can work to support themselves and their families.
We make a far bigger impact than we could by acting alone. Between us, we have the commitment, experience, resourcefulness and connections to change millions more lives – until everyone everywhere has what so many of us take for granted. Together we can do it.
To really unlock people’s lives, we know that decent toilets and good hygiene are every bit as important as having clean water.
Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can break free from poverty, unleash their potential and change their lives for good.
If you decide to make a donation to WaterAid, just £10 will do even more than save lives. It will start a ripple that goes on transforming every area of daily life. That’s the water effect.