We’re the world’s leading experts in providing clean water in emergency situations. That means, 24/7, 365 days a year, we’re ready to supply, deliver, build and maintain life-saving drinking water supplies and toilets for thousands of people – in the places no one else can reach.

We find ingenious solutions that last

Solar-powered water pumps. Local radio shows on new farming techniques. Supporting women and girls to learn, earn and lead. From the practical to the culture-changing, we’re helping people to find new ways to build fair, independent lives for themselves – and to spread these ideas far and wide.

We challenge traditions and make sure the powerful listen

This is not about charity. It’s about justice. Together we stand up and speak out against the causes of poverty – challenging the traditions that hold women back, demanding fairness where there’s inequality, defending the rights of refugees. From grassroots projects to global campaigning, we push decision-makers to break down the barriers that keep people poor, so that every person on the planet can leave poverty behind forever.

We help vulnerable communities fight deadly viruses such as coronavirus:

In many countries, coronavirus is a crisis on top of a crisis. Soap, handwashing stations and hygiene kits as well as supportive services in the face of gender-based violence and information help people to protect themselves from coronavirus. No one is safe from coronavirus until everyone is.

Let’s fight poverty now... and beat it forever

From families caught up in the global refugee crisis, to communities facing starvation because of drought, you’re making sure that women, men and children have the life-saving basics they need to survive today. But it doesn’t stop there.

You’re also making sure that people can rebuild their lives after conflict and disaster. That women are always heard, protected and powerful in their communities. That families have a permanent source of food and water. That those in power hear and act on the needs of the world’s poorest people. You‘re helping people to change their lives forever.

The Gurkha Welfare Trust

Find out how The Gurkha Welfare Trust ensures veterans, their widows and their wider communities are able to live with dignity in their home-country of Nepal.