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The End Water Poverty coalition

End Water Poverty is the international campaign that aims to bring an end to the global water and sanitation crisis.

End Water Poverty supporters in Mali
End Water Poverty supporters in Mali.

The coalition is formed of like-minded organisations from around the world who are demanding urgent action and leadership from donors and governments alike. Only together, with one voice, can we tackle this devastating crisis that affects billions of poor people across the world.

Read about (DOC File DOC File 1038KB) the great campaigning work of our members and our successes from 2011 here. (DOC File DOC File 1038KB)

You can also read our report (DOC File DOC File 496KB) summarising End Water Poverty's overall successes up to November 2011!

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If you are an organisation interested in becoming a part of the global movement to End Water Poverty then please download the Membership application form. (DOC File DOC File 1395KB)

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A Child's Right

A Child's Right (USA)
A Child's Right is committed to providing the very best in water purification technologies and clean water systems to desperate children in orphanages, street shelters, children's hospitals and schools in impoverished nations throughout the world.

A Spring of Hope

A Spring of Hope (USA)
A Spring of Hope is a non-profit public charity that builds wells in rural African Schools.

Action Against Hunger

Action against Hunger (France)
Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger (ACF) is today one of the leading humanitarian organizations in the fight against hunger around the world.

Action against Hunger operates in more than 40 countries impacted by nutrition problems, where urgent and sustainable programmes are implemented regarding food security, water and health issues. The Wash department of ACF works more specifically on the three levels of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

Action Against Hunger - UK

Action Against Hunger (UK)
Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger Recognised as one of the leading organisations in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with sustainable access to safer water and long term solutions to hunger.

Africa Intiative for Environment Sustainable Network

Africa Intiative for Environment Sustainable Network (Nigeria)
Africa Intiative for Environment Sustainable Network's mission is to reduce poverty through their campaign against Publice Private Participation in the water sector.

Aid Organization

Aid Organization(Bangladesh)
Aid Organization is an NGO working with the poor and disadvantaged of Bangladesh especially women, children and those with disabilities.

Allegement de la Tache de la Femme

Allegement de la Tache de la Femme (DR Congo)
Allegement de la Tache de la Femme focuses on easing the lives of women by promoting gender and sexual equality through sanitation projects in the South Kivu Province.

Anjuman Samaji Behbood

Anjuman Samaji Behbood  (Pakistan)
Anjuman Samaji Behbood (ASB) works the field of water and sanitation.


AOSED  (Bangladesh)
AOSED is committed to conserving the environment, ecology and biodiversity of the Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh, facing the challenges presented by climate change, and ensuring access to natural and common resources.


ARUDMO (Africa)
The African Rural Development Movement (ARUDMO) works with women, youth and rural communities in Africa to provide education, training and resources for economic, political and personal empowerment. The organization is led by a network of country representative in Ghana, Togo, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Kenya and South Africa.


ASARE (India)
ASARE is a non profit making voluntary organisation; working for upliftment of rural and urban poor and up-gradation of environment through people participation.

Avocats Verts

Avocats Verts (DR Congo)
Promotes environmental justice and sustainability through legal defence of community rights. Provides advice and assistance on social and environmental justice and resource management.


AWIRU (South Africa)
Supports the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) by developing a scientific understanding of the role of water as a source of socio-economic and political stability.


We campaign on the environment, education, health, human rights, agriculture and Social Management Systems for under developed people. We provide knowledge of management systems, research work regarding different social factors and survey related work for population development. We also organise awareness programmes and provide legal advice for social development.


BISAP (Bangladesh)
BISAP empowers neglected people, especially women and children, through improvement of community heath status, nutrition, water and environmental sanitation, and natural resource management practices to lead an active and healthily life.

Blue Planet Network

Blue Planet Network (USA)
Blue Planet Network was founded as Blue Planet Run Foundation to create a global event to steer the world’s attention to the global drinking water crisis. It also creates a new platform and process to manage thousands of grassroots projects to help eradicate the water and sanitation crisis.



CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. CAFOD works with partners in more than 40 countries across the world to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. Work with people of all faiths and none. 

CapNet South Asia

Cap-Net (South Asia)
Cap-Net is an international network for integrated water resources management capacity building.

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (Canada)
CPAR works in partnership with vulnerable communities and diverse organisations to overcome poverty and build healthy communities in Africa.


CARE (International)
CARE is one of the world's largest aid agencies, working in 70 countries to fight poverty and helping over 48 million people every year.

Centre for Sustainable Development at Cambridge

Centre for Sustainable Development (UK)
Cambridge University Engineering Department Centre for Sustainable Development was established in 2000. Teaching and research undertaken by the centre focuses on the concept of sustainable development and how it can be applied to the practice of engineering throughout the world..

Chembe Water Project Malawi

Chembe Water Project (Malawi)
Provides safe drinking water especially, but not exclusively, in the Chembe area on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Child Rehabilitation Centre

Child Rehabilitation Centre (Sri Lanka)
CRC provide all-round assistance to women and children who are unable to help themselves, striving to build up their confidence and ability to integrate with their community whilst incorporating the importance of protecting the environment in all projects.


Christian Engineers in Development (UK)
CED offers a quality professional engineering service at minimum cost to overseas communities and development agencies to enable them to address some of the underlying causes of poverty and ill-health.

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Citizens United to Promote Peace and Democracy in Liberia (CUPPADL)
CUPPADL advocate for an end to the country's political, economic and social problems. CUPPADL makes intervention actions and promotes the realization of national and international policy documents on a range of issues.

Coalition eau

Coalition Eau (France)
Coalition Eau gathers 25 French NGOs actively involved in water and sanitation issues, who are willing to change things upstream: political decisions, development strategies and crucial financial decisions made to advance the issue.


Community Awareness Raising and Advocacy Ventures Around Needs - CARAVAN (Pakistan)
CARAVAN is a technical, facilitative and organizational support institution, providing services to the communities through CBOs, to harness their potential and capabilities to promote self -supporting system of community development.

Community Impact Assessment Network for Eastern Africa

Community Impact Assessment Network for Eastern Africa (Uganda)
Promotes clean and safe production today, to enjoy tomorrow's desired environment.

Dushtha Shasthya Kendra

Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (Bangladesh)
Dushtha Shasthya Kendra works to develop a health delivery system for the poor that is self-sustainable in the long run.

El Porvenir

El Porvenir (USA)
El Porvenir is an international non-profit organisation assisting rural Nicaraguan communities to improve their living standards through sustainable development in clean water, sanitation, reforestation and health education.

FACE Foundation

FACE Foundation (Pakistan)
Works on skill development, education and environment. The society provides ICT training for youth, low cost sanitation and training for communities on safe drinking water.


Federation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment and Human Rights - FEEDAR & HR (Cameroon)
FEEDAR & HR contributes to sustainable rural development, agriculture and environmental protection.

Free World Foundation

Free World Foundation (Ghana)
Free World Foundation is striving for a world that is free of unsanitary conditions, environmental degredation, poverty, ignorance and illiteracy, diseases, conflicts and human rights abuses.



Fresh2o (UK)
Fresh2o is a proactive organisation fighting to reduce poverty, improve health and stop unnecessary loss of life by providing clean drinking water. We carry out underwater photography of celebrities to expose this plight and to raise funds and awareness.


Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo (Spain)
Our organisation designs and develops research initiatives and demonstration projects on sustainability to show how changes in actions and behaviour can lead to significant environmental and social change in Spain and Latin America. We also work in developing countries to promote the access to water and sanitation.

Gender and Water Alliance

Gender and Water Alliance (The Netherlands)
GWA's mission is to promote women's and men's equitable access to and control over safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability.


GEO-MOB (Niger)
Promotes good policies that will enhance peaceful co-existence and sustenance of the people of Niger Delta through conflict mitigation management and embark on sustainable developmental and environmental projects.

German Toilet Organization

German Toilet Organization (Germany)
GTO is a non-profit NGO based in Berlin which provides sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for sanitation. The organisation develops innovative campaigns and educational programmes for breaking the "toilet taboo", building local capacity and creating consciousness for hygiene and sustainable sanitation. It provides both to like-minded organisations via

Global Dry Toilet Association

Global Dry Toilet Association(Finland)
Collects and distributes information on dry toilets by taking part and organising exhibitions and seminars, acting as an intermediate partner between users, officials, manufacturers and the media. Since 2004 Global Dry Toilet Association has managed several international dry toilet projects.


Global Movement for Children (International)
The Global Movement for Children is a global coalition of the biggest child rights organisations. It aims to unite efforts to meet the UN's World Fit for Children Agenda and the full realisation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Grameen Development Society (GDS) (Bangladesh)
GDS was established in 1999 as a voluntary NGO development organization. The focus is on improving the lives if the disadvantaged poor through educational projects led by enthusiastic social workers, educationalists and dedicated youth.

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Green Ark Network (Cameroon, Central African Republic and DRC)

Established in 2011, GREEN ARK is a Sub regional and non-denominational NGO. It’s a network made of over 300 members (both individuals and legal entities) committed to championing initiatives to safeguard the environment, promote environmental citizenship and ensure sustainable development.

Green Cross

Green Cross International  (Geneva, Switzerland)

The mission of GCI is to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future.


Helvetas (Switzerland)
Helvetas was founded in 1955 as the first private organisation for development co-operation in Switzerland. Our key sectors are rural areas of the poorer countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Hope International Development Agency

Hope International Development Agency (International)
Hope works to alleviate poverty in the developing world, with a particular focus on Cambodia and Ethiopia. The provision of clean water lies at the heart of many of the projects that the organisation supports.

Human Rights and Justice Group International

Human Rights and Justice Group International (Nigeria)
Human Rights and Justice Group International is an international human rights organisation that seeks to enhance knowledge, respect an observance of human rights, and to encourage exchange of information and experiences for the betterment of society.


Humanitarian and Charitable One Trust (HACOT) (UK)
HACOT provides low cost housing, clean water and sanitation, agriculture and education schemes, tackling extreme poverty and connects the poor with donors and sponsors.

Institute of Water and Sanitation

Institute of Water and Sanitation (Zimbabwe)
The Institute supports sustainable development of water resources and waste management though provision of support to development agencies in Southern Africa. 


Interpal (UK)
Interpal is a non-political, non-profit making British charity that works with international funding partners and partners on the ground to provide relief and development aid to Palestinians in need, mainly in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan.

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (The Netherlands)
Provides news, publishing, documentation and portal services, helping partners with knowledge sharing and capacity building for pro-poor sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene in developing countries.


IRV (Initiative for Right View) (Bangladesh)
IRV is committed to social change and raising peoples' voices on burning issues which cause suffering, especially for the poor and marginalised. The organization focuses on environmental conservation, human rights, water, water rights, disaster response and risk mitigation.

Islami Society

Islami Society for Low Level People (Bangladesh)
Islami Society for Low Level People is a non governmental, voluntary organisation established in 2004. We work for disadvantaged people of coastal areas to improve health, education, sanitation, HIV, human rights, family planning and socio-economic conditions.


Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement (JVE) (Togo)
JVE is the biggest youth-led environmental NGO in Africa. It involves young people in sustainable development and social justice for all. Working in education and conservation JVE uses a rights-based approach to water management.


Khairpur Rural Development Organization (KRDO) (Pakistan)
KRDO has worked towards community development and women's empowerment for the last ten years, running school hygiene education, Mother & Child Health Care Services, Mobilization for Mother’s and Newborn’s health projects in rural areas, with water and sanitation programmes to follow.

Khalifa Foundation

Khalifa Foundation (Bangladesh)
Khalifa Foundation works with communities on participatory, sustainable and environmentally friendly family health projects.

Kilungu Youth Group

Kilungu Youth Group (Kenya)
The Kilungu Youth Group is a collaborative, participatory youth group composed of employed and un-employed young people with an interest in improving environment, water and sanitation through educating the community and undertaking activities which will improve their livelihoods.

Lambassa ICA Benin

Lambassa Institute of Cultural Affairs (Benin)
Works with grassroots communities on several development projects including capacity building workshops, water supply and HIV/AIDS related activities.

Life Foundation (Pakistan)
Life Foundation seeks to improve socio-economic dimensions in rural and peri-urban areas through empowering individuals, families and communities to adopt better hygiene practices.

Martyr Dharma Bhakta Study Foundation

Martyr Dharma Bhakta Study Foundation (Nepal)
The Martyr Dharma Bhakta Study Foundation was founded on 30 December 2002 by a team of young professionals and social activists from different walks of life. It specialises in research on democracy and human development.


Muslim Family Counselling Services (Ghana)
MFCS was established in 1990 to provide information and services on reproductive health, water and sanitation, environment, income generating activities and prevention of sexually transmission infections within deprived communities in Ghana.

Nabolok Parishad

Nabolok Parishad (Bangladesh)
Nabolok Parishad's mission is to promote, protect and support people's self- reliant, participatory development efforts.

NEER Foundation

NEER Foundation (India) 
Founded in 2004 after realizing the urgent need for capacity building of different stakeholders involved in the management and protection of the environment and society. NEER Foundation has worked untiringly towards developing a sustainable environment for all through grassroot level activities, policy advocacy, mass awareness, community action, field demonstrations and information dissemination.  

Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH)

Nepal Water for Health - NEWAH (Nepal) 
NEWAH is a NGO dedicated to improving the quality of life of Nepalese people by helping to provide safe water, health and sanitaion services to those in the greatest need.  

NGO Forum for Drinking Supply and Sanitation

NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation (Bangladesh)
NGO Forum is a national apex networking service delivery organisation in the water supply and sanitation sector dedicated to contribute in the improvement of the public health status of the poor and disadvantaged women, children and men of Bangladesh.

NGO Forum for Urban Water and Sanitation

NGO Forum for Urban Water and Sanitation (Nepal)
A network of NGOs working in the urban water and sanitation sector that help to ensure the water and sanitation services of the cities are improved.

Nile Basin Society

Nile Basin Society (Canada)
The Nile Basin Society's mission is to increase global and local awareness of the Nile Basin water crisis. It works towards developing a widely shared vision of a desirable, sustainable water future between Nile riparian countries and helping them to achieve it.

Nuba Survival

Nuba Survival (Sudan)
Independent not-for-profit organisation working to eliminate poverty, diseases and to promote education and development in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan.


ONE DROP (Canada)
ONE DROP believes that water access is a fundamental right. Its mission is to fight poverty by providing access to water and by raising awareness amongst individuals and communities about the need for mobilization in order to make safe water accessible to all, in sufficient quantity, today and tomorrow.


Oxfam (International)
Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

Painted children

Painted Children (UK)
Painted Children endeavour to help the poor from South Asia, particularly Bangladesh, and soon Nepal and the Maldives. We have pre and post natal programmes, care for children from the streets and slums, and a treatment programme for disabled children and adults.


Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organisation (PRWSWO) (Pakistan)
PRWSWO works to improve the lives of disadvantage sections of society, particularly rural masses, through a variety of socio economic services by adopting multi-disciplinary approaches.


PATH is an international organisation that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health.


PEVISO – People’s Voluntary Integral Service Organisation   (India)
People's Voluntary Integral Service Organisation (PEVISO) is an NGO working among the rural poor in the villages of Ayodhiyapattinam, Edappadi, and Salem District.  It works among women, children, youth, students, farmers and others.


Plan (International)
Plan works worldwide to achieve lasting improvements for children living in poverty in developing countries.

Population Services and Training Center

Population Services and Training Center - PSTC (Bangladesh)
PSTC aims to improve the health, security and physical living conditions of the poor and socially disadvantaged and is committed to long-term sustainable services.


Prodipan (Bangladesh)
Prodipan's aim is to improve the socio-economic condition of poor and underprivileged people and build up equity based social structure.


Progressio Ireland (Ireland)
Progressio Ireland is an international development organisation that works towards environmentally sustainable development and the eradication of poverty. We work with marginalised communities in 11 countries across Africa and Central America. Internationally, we engage in advocacy in order to change the structures and systems that perpetuate poverty in the developing world.


Programme Solidarité Eau (France)
The programme Solidarité Eau (pS-Eau) promotes dialogue between international aid

Pump Aid

Pump Aid  (UK)
Pump Aid tackles poverty by working with local communities to establish sustainable supplies of clean water for improved health and increased agricultural production.


Results (Canada)
Results is a grassroots advocacy group. Their goal is to generate the political will to end the worst aspects of global poverty.


RESULTS UK exists to create the public and political will to end the worst aspects of poverty. We are a grassroots advocacy organisation that empowers people to take effective action to bring about change.


Redemption Research for Health and Educational Development Society (RRHEDS) (India)
RRHEDS is a charitable organization rendering services in the fields of Health, Education, Water and Sanitation, Rural Development, Disaster Management, HIV/AIDS, Agriculture and Shelter.


Rwanda NGOs on Water, Sanitation and Environment Forum (RWASEF) (Rwanda)
A growing network of 50 Rwandan NGOs working on Water, Sanitation and Environment within the country. Working with public and private sector stakeholders as partners of choice - willing to join hands in those areas for greater success and stronger voice.

Ryan's Well

Ryan's Well (Canada)
Ryan's Well focuses on providing clean water, improved sanitation, and hygiene promotion to people impacted by the global water crisis through engagement with local partners.

Safe Drinking Water Foundation (SDWF)

Safe Drinking Water Foundation (SDWF) (Canada)
SDWF's vision is to see education and awareness programmes ultimately result in all people having access to safe drinking water.

Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan’s Purse (UK)
Samaritan's Purse is a Christian international development organisation partnering with local churches the world over to bring hope, help and self sustaining future to the communities we work along side.

Save the Children

Save the Children (UK)
We're the world's independent children's rights organisation. We're outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection and we're determined to change that. Save the Children UK is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, transforming children's lives in more than 100 countries.


Sobh Women Development Organization (SWDO) (Pakistan)
SWDO is a non- profit and non-governmental organization located in District Khairpur Mirs Sindh Pakistan. Formed in 2006, SWDO is governed and directed by women and focuses on the development of rural women particularly to resolve the problems of water and sanitation that women in the community face.


Society for Community Organization and Rural Education (SCORE) (India)
SCORE is committed to the welfare of India's rural communities and aims to bring socio-economic change to tribal people, women and other oppressed groups.

SEED – Social Education and Environmental Development (India)
The NGO SEED was formed as a trust in 1992 by a committed social worker. SEED has rich experience in social development, working in education, health and environment among rural communities in Salem district. It gives free legal advice and has formed women's self-help groups and youth and student clubs.


SEEPOM (Morocco)
SEEPOM advocates environmental protection and sustainable development throughout Morocco. Its activities are focused on environmental education, biodiversity, water management, chemical and waste management and the general promotion of sustainable environmental practice. 


SHARAN (Bangladesh)
SHARAN is dedicated to ensuring that the basic needs of safe potable water, environmental sanitation practice and maintenance of personal hygiene are met for distressed people.


Sightsavers International  (UK)
Works to combat blindness in developing countries, restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care. We also help people who are irreversibly blind by providing education, counselling and training. We help the people who need it most - those living in poverty in some of the world's poorest countries.


Shushilan (Bangladesh)
Shushilan's mission is to sustain the natural resource base, livelihood and food security for the resource poor and uphold the human rights of socially disadvantaged communities with a focus on women.



Simavi (The Netherlands)
Dutch support organisation which has been involved in health care initiatives, with a special focus on water and sanitation issues, for over 80 years.


Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE) (Pakistan)
SCOPE has been working to protect the environment since 1990 in Pakistan. As a member of FANSA, we are committed to equitable access to safe water and sanitation for all people, particularly the poorest, and deliver programmes in Sindh to this effect.

Solidarity Overseas Service

Solidarity Overseas Service (Malta)
Helps people experiencing times of crisis and empowers them by providing support services and opportunities to implement development and change in their country to ensure a better quality of life.


SDIPK (Pakistan)
SDIPK, is registered non-profit organization under Societies Registration Act, and works to end the sanitation and water crisis in Pakistan.

Streams of Knowledge

Streams of Knowledge (Phillipines)
Global coalition of resource centres in the water and sanitation sector which is made up of organisations that work on water and sanitation issues and wish to broaden their approach are supported to become resource centres.

Sustainable Sanitation and Water Renewal Systems

Sustainable Sanitation and Water Renewal Systems  (Uganda)
Plans and implements people-centered approaches to sustainable sanitation and water supply.


SWAN Canada (Canada)
SWAN Canada is a coalition of Canadian non-governmental organizations united in the belief that improving global access to safe, affordable, and sustainable water supply and sanitation services must be a foreign aid priority for the Government of Canada.


Tearfund (UK)
Christian relief and development charity, passionate about seeing God's justice here on earth. Tearfund's vision is to transform the lives of millions of the world's poorest people, in a positive, sustainable way.

Tourism Concern

Tourism Concern (UK)
Tourism Concern is the voice for ethical tourism. We campaign against human rights violations in tourism development. This frequently includes the right to water, particularly for poor communities in the global south who cannot compete with this powerful, water-hungry, industry. We advocate and campaign but also work collaboratively to develop solutions.

Tropical Conservancy

Tropical Conservancy  (Canada)
Tropical Conservancy promotes the dissemination of information in the field of biodiversity, both in the form of research articles as well as news, book reviews, in-depth species studies and opinion pieces.


Udyama  (India)
Udyama works to strengthen the capacity building skills of local communities to enhance their resilience and adapting capability towards disaster and climate change promoting a culture of self-reliance.

Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD)

Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) (Uganda)
UCSD's vision is to see humanity sharing the planet's resources in a sustainable manner guided by the principles of universal justice as set out in the UN's Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.


UNESCO Etxea (Spain)
UNESCO Etxea is a Basque non-governmental organization with an international outreach which works for the culture of peace, for sustainable human development and for human rights, locally and globally. Towards this end it actively participates in international processes and initiatives; fosters the transformative inter-relationship between Basque society and international community and contributes opinions and observations of its own, through research, advocacy, training, innovation, and the disemmination of information amongst the public.


UNICEF UK raises funds nationally for UNICEF's worldwide emergency and development work.  It also advocates for lasting change for children, including changing government policies and practices that are detrimental to children's rights.


UNIFEM-UK (United Kingdom National Committee for UNIFEM) (UK)
UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It supports projects that promote women's economic security, human rights and status.


UNISON is Britain's biggest trade union with more than 1.3 million members, including staff working in local authorities, the NHS, the police, education, the water industry, and the voluntary sector.


United Skilled Plumbers Association of the Philippines (USPA) (Philippines)
USPA focuses on essential services and is committed to uplifting and improving the lives of plumbers. We also promote and work to protect clean water, health and proper sanitation.

Unnayan Shahojogy Team

Unnayan Shahojogy Team (Bangladesh)
UST mobilises resources to benefit the rural poor, especially disadvantaged women and children, and works with civil society to strengthen local governance of sustainable development.

Urban Resource Centre

Urban Resource Centre (Pakistan)
Ensures a process of developing workable, affordable and environment friendly official urban development plans with the involvement of the communities and interest groups.

Voluntary Association for Rural Development

Voluntary Association for Rural Development - VARD (Bangladesh)
Vard's vision is of an enlightened humanistic society with a sustainable basis for livelihood.


VERC (Bangladesh)
VERC works with grassroots communities in Bangladesh to establish a sustainable process towards an increased access to safe water and sanitation services.

Village by Village

Village by Village (UK)
Village by Village is providing clean water, sanitation and educational projects in Ghana using volunteers from the UK, with plans to reach 100 rural villages by 2016.

Volta Basin Development Foundation

Volta Basin Development Foundation (Ghana)
The foundation is working with the riparian communities of large hydropower dams in Ghana and other relevant stakeholders in finding sustainable solutions to the problems created as a result of dams.


Volunteeers for Africa (Kenya)
VFA promotes the fight against poverty and disease in Africa and aims to meet its objectives through volunteerism.


WaterAid (International)
NGO dedicated to helping people escape the stranglehold of poverty and disease caused by living without safe water and sanitation.


WaterCan (Canada)
WaterCan is dedicated to providing clean drinking water and basic sanitation to the world's poorest people.

Water 1st

Water 1st International (USA)
Unites people to fight the global water crisis by helping the poorest communities in the world implement community-managed projects that integrate water supply, sanitation, and health education.

Water For People

Water For People  (USA)
International development organisation dedicated to helping people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sustainable sanitation services and improved health through meaningful hygiene interventions.


WaterLeaders (USA)
WaterLeaders is dedicated to creating a Safe Water Generation by providing comprehensive and sustainable water solutions to the world; one child, one family, one village at a time. (USA) is a non-profit organization whose founders have transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector.’s goal: the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water. Learn more at

Wherever the Need

Wherever the Need (UK)
WTN provides environmentally friendly sustainable water, eco-sanitation and livelihood solutions to developing countries in a manner that is appropriate to local traditions and customs. Through the introduction of such solutions communities are empowered to help themselves leading to greater governance and self-responsibility.


WINO (Ethiopia)
Women's Information Services and Networks Organization (WINO) is a non-governmental organisation which envisions gender equality in Ethiopia through gender disaggregated data, supplying balanced information to policy makers, researchers, and development practitioners, undertaking women's policy research and advocacy.

The World Federation of KSMIC

The World Federation of KSIMC (UK)
The World Federation of KSIMC is a humanitarian and community based NGO that supports various global projects, targeted in specific areas of health, education, relief & economic development.  It aims to bring about self sufficiency to deprived communities by providing access to basic necessities, education, water and healthcare for all.

World Toilet Organization

World Toilet Organization (International)
World Toilet Organization communicates the need for better toilet standards in both the developed and developing economies of the world and provides a service platform for all toilet associations, related organisations and committed individuals to facilitate an exchange of ideas relating to health and cultural issues.

World Water Association

World Water Association (USA)
World Water Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose goal is to alleviate the stresses of the world water crisis through fundraising and teen awareness and education programmes.

World Wildlife Fund

WWF's Mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment, and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.