Our mission is to support sustainable clean water and sanitation services to change lives in some of the world’s poorest countries.
We aim to live by the following values in the work that we support and seek partners whose values reflect our own:
- Respect and Dignity
- Partnership and Collaboration
- Transparency and Accountability
- Courage and Agility
As enshrined by the United Nations in 2011, access to clean water and sanitation is not only a human right in and of itself, but is the liquid potential that allows people to live with dignity and unlock life’s opportunities.
As a small UK charity, we aim to make a meaningful contribution to achieving the UN’s Global Goal 6, (clean water and sanitation for all) by ensuring our efforts are clearly focused to achieve maximum impact.
Our grant-making is focused on four priority countries – Rwanda, Malawi, Ghana and Kenya. We aim to raise £50 million for our work by 2030 and to invest that in the following ways:
75% large scale urban water systems
15% immediate interventions in rural communities
10% responding to humanitarian emergencies
Our ambition is that ultimately we can walk away from our projects knowing that they are self-sustaining. Our grant-making is therefore underpinned by the following key principles and we assess each potential project with these in mind.