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WaterAid Scotland

WaterAid is the UK's specialist development charity working to help some of the poorest communities in Africa and Asia to help provide them with a safe drinking water supply, provide better sanitation and promote hygiene.  A child dies every 15 seconds from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.  Since its inception, WaterAid has helped more than 5.5 million people across 14 countries gain access to safe water.

In all of its projects, WaterAid

  • uses low-cost technologies, appropriate to local conditions
  • involves communities in planning and constructing their new water supply 
  • provides solutions that are long-term by training villagers in repairs and maintenance 
  • works in partnership with local organisations who are best placed to understand villagers' needs 
  • integrates safe water with sanitation and hygiene education to achieve lasting health improvements

WaterAid relies on the support of the water sector and Scottish Water is proud to hold WaterAid as our charity of choice.  Our staff regularly organise fundraising events, with all donations going towards WaterAid.

Donate to WaterAid Scotland here


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