WaterAid's history stretches back to 1981, when on 21 July we were officially established as a charitable trust.

In the last 30 years, we have gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.

Diarrhoea caused by dirty water and bad sanitation is the second biggest child killer worldwide. A lack of clean water and toilets keeps girls out of school, stops women from working, and traps people in poverty.


Money and support received has helped us to influence policy and practice to ensure that the vital role of water, hygiene and sanitation in reducing poverty is recognised globally.

We tackle the crisis from all angles. We work with local partners to deliver clean water and toilets and promote good hygiene, and campaign to make change happen for everyone everywhere.

WaterAid has teams in 38 countries across the world, working with our partners to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

WaterAid celebrated #MyWaterAidWeek for 18-24 May 2015 and the week gave us and our partners here at WaterAid Nigeria an opportunity to reflect on being a part of this great global organisation and the important role we all can play in helping to deliver real change for millions in Nigeria and transform their lives with improved access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

See what WaterAid means to our Nigeria team!