"Once, I was sitting with my hands covered in blood, fresh after delivering a baby, and the district collector walked in. What could I tell her? That we did not have water to wash up, let alone deliver babies?"

    A moving story of a midwife in Telangana who is fighting the lack of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities at PHC to deliver babies and save mothers from infections.

  • Support Our Work

    Your ? 15,000 will enable households in urban slums adopt eco-friendly toilet technologies. Your support matters in reaching everyone, everywhere with access to safe sanitation.

  • Bandhu Camp Kids at Pro Kabaddi

    As part of partnership with the Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Team, we took 35 boys and girls from one of our project sites in Delhi to view the kabaddi match. About 20 of the children also got a chance to play quick kabaddi quick matches!

  • Braving the odds

    These photos reveal the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges pregnant women, newborns and even healthcare staff may face in a rural setting for a Healthy Start.

  • Support Our Work

    Your ? 10,000 helps us arrange for a hygiene educator and learning material that aids adolescent girls of a village understand menstrual hygiene and adopt good practices that instill confidence and promote health.

  • Caught Short

    48 million children in India, or two in every five, are suffering from stunted growth. Five or more cases of diarrhoea before two years of age can lead to stunting. Our new media report highlights the link between WASH and malnutrition.


People don't have household toilets in India.


People in India don't have access to safe water.


Over 140,000 children die every year from Diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in India.

A lack of safe water, adequate sanitation and good hygiene practices is directly linked to fatal diseases and conditions such as cholera and diarrhoea.

What we do

Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Our impact

Our programs serve a wide range of communities, from those living in remote rural villages to small towns to slums in major cities including New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bhopal.

Toilet fact

44 per cent of the total population in India still defecate in the open.

Open defecation causes chronic diarrhoea that leads to stunting.