February's Featured Charity

February's Featured Charity 1 February 2013

Our featured charity for February is WaterAid. WaterAid draws attention to something most of us take for granted despite its importance – safe water.

There are still 783 million people worldwide without access to clean drinking water. People around the world suffer on a daily basis because they don’t have access to safe water and sanitation.

WaterAid and its partners use practical solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. Their mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities.

They work in rural and urban areas, and have programmes in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region working with local communities and use a mixture of low cost technologies to deliver lasting solutions. Their projects enable communities to achieve a better quality of life and escape the spiral of poverty.

WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation and more information can be found at their website www.wateraid.org/uk