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4 charities to support on World Water Day

Words by Cheyanne Bryan

Water is one of the most valuable resources in the world, however many people around the world do not have access to this vital resource. As only 1.2 percent of Earth’s water is drinkable, many organisations and innovators have stepped in to make sure that all people are able to have safe drinking water and improved sanitation. 

To take action this World Water Day, here are some charities that would appreciate you pouring into their cup. 


Wateraid is an international non-profit organisation with the aim to make clean water, and good sanitation and hygiene a norm for everyone around the globe. Their work includes partnering with other organisations and influential bodies to ensure that water and sanitation systems are accessible. 

They also produce evidence-based work to campaign for this human right. On their website they have resources on how you can support their work. 

Learn more about their work and how you can get involved here. 


Campaigning for access to clean and safe drinking water, charity: water partners with local organisations to build sustainable, community-focused and owned water projects around the world. 

Since it was founded in 2006, they have funded over 150,00 projects and served over 18 million people. 

To take a look at all their funded projects on a digital map, check out their website here. 


Just a Drop works at a grassroots level to support communities around the world and improve water and sanitation facilities. Their ethos is to target the issue of safe water which will lead to an improved quality of life in other areas such as secure food sources and improved health. 

Currently focusing their efforts with projects in Nicaragua, Cambodia, Kenya, India, Uganda and Zambia. 

Learn how you can make a difference too on their website here.

WATER.ORG is a global nonprofit organisation working to bring water and sanitation to the world. Their work involves helping communities get access to safe water through financial help and smart solutions. 

Access to safe water is a critical issue and plays an essential role in meeting his need. 

Explore their smart solutions for tackling safe water and sanitation here.

Charity check-in

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

One Drop. This charity aims to create sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for communities through creativity and innovation.  Learn more here.

The Water Project.This is a charity fighting to end the water crisis one community at a time. Their efforts are currently based in sub-Saharan Africa. Find out more here.

Wells on Wheels. This charity project offers Water Wheels to ease the burden of women walking miles a day to access safe drinking water. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Clean Water And Sanitation.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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