Clean water is one of life’s essentials, but one that millions of people go without. As the largest non-governmental provider of water in the developing world, World Vision is committed to reaching more people with clean water, improved sanitation and hygiene.

How we can achieve this

With the help of generous supporters like you, World Vision has been changing lives by improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Our work tackles the problem from all angles. We can help provide equitable access to toilets, wells, boreholes, water tanks and taps. But we also help ensure long-term success by working with the community to promote hygiene and offer training.  

The impact you’re part of


466,000 people in Ethiopia and 52,786 people in Bangladesh gained access to clean water


1,167 villages in Ethiopia and 15 in Bangladesh were declared “open defecation free”


342,886 people in Ethiopia participated in hygiene awareness campaigns


Rohingya refugees access clean water


Eight-year-old Ismatara lives in the world’s largest refugee settlement, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She fled here with her family when violence broke out in Myanmar in 2017. 

Ismatara used to walk long distances to collect water, climbing the camp’s steep hills with a heavy aluminium can. The water was dirty and made her sick. 

Now, a new well near her house serves 100 families – about 500 people. “I can drink water and bathe easily now,” she says.


Drinking water from the tube well doesn’t give me stomach pain and diarrhoea. It’s safe!"

– Ismatara, an eight-year-old Rohingya refugee

Thank you for your continued support

You’re making an incredible difference. With your help, World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds. We hope you’ll keep working with us towards a world where all children have access to clean water. 


Help change more lives


Improving water, sanitation and hygiene is just one part of community development. You can also donate to our other program areas, including education, emergencies, health, livelihoods and supporting Indigenous Australians.

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