Everyone in the world should have structural access to clean water and good sanitation. But citizens at the Base of the Pyramid often don’t. Through a wide range of services, Aqua for All strengthens ideas and initiatives that aim to provide them with that access. Supporting this common goal with a variety of partners, we ensure a better future for millions of people.

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Our services


New website and logo!!

October 20, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Aqua for All has changed its logo since 16th October. You will notice our logo on our new website, brochures, flyers, correspondence & mailings. Our new website is designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about our services. This product is the…

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Let November 14th be Your Free Feedback Friday!

October 16, 2014

Are you an innovative entrepreneur with business plans to increase Africa’s access to safe drinking water? Then apply for your Free Feedback Friday now and get direct expert advice. Your Skype speed date on November 14th will be with Sjef Ernes (director Aqua for All) and/or Saskia Reus-Makkink (founder Africa Funded) Please contact gro.l1414229188larof1414229188auqa@1414229188suer.1414229188s1414229188 for…

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‘In particular the combination of a set of roles (matchmaker, funder, multiplier, innovator) and the potential for achieving important synergies, makes the Aqua for All program highly relevant and unique, even in light of fairly limited resources to pursue such an ambitious agenda’
Independent evaluators for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Below are several examples of projects we can support thanks to the involvement of funds or grant programs. There are many more, waiting for your involvement!

  • waterhandel Kenya

    Fighting drought issues

    The KALDRR-WASH program : How do you reduce water-borne illnesses, develop community partnerships and promote integrated water resource management in rural areas impacted by drought and climate change?

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  • projects-Ghana-solving-waste-problems-2008 Ghana

    Solving waste problems

    The social venture Safi Sana : How do you collect toilet and organic waste from slums, diminishing the city’s waste problems and using this waste to produce and sell affordable organic fertilizer and green electricity?

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  • projects-Tanzania-SHIPO-staff-Developing-businesses Tanzania

    Developing business

    NGO SHIPO’s business development program : How do you set up 800 sanitation systems, 800 hygiene facilities and 180 wells, guaranteeing they are kept in condition and reaching 16.000 people – all in two years time?

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  • The amount of people at the Base of the (global wealth) Pyramid (BoP) whose lives we have helped improve.

  • The amount of countries where we have contributed to providing the BoP with clean water and good sanitation.

  • The total amount of project and program money we have managed for funds and (government) grant programs.

  • The amount of companies we have worked with over the years, as (co-)financing partners or otherwise.

Our campaigns

Walking for water

Don't be surprised if, around World Water Day (March 22), you suddenly see large groups of Dutch school children walking down the streets carrying big bottles of water in their blue backpacks. They are participating in annual national campaign, Wandelen voor Water ('Walking for Water'), to raise funds for WASH projects in developing countries.

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Football for Water

The Football for Water campaign is especially active during highly visible football events, such as matches of the Dutch national team in the Netherlands. All partners, including Aqua for All, urge their socially engaged and football minded stakeholders to make a donation for special 'Sport & WASH projects' in developing countries.

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Our Partnerships

VIA Water

VIA Water brings together international policy makers, knowledge institutions, companies and NGO’s. The organization’s objective: to let them develop sustainable, innovative solutions for water problems facing cities in seven African countries. Always in co-creation with local organizations. If needed, VIA Water will provide some (financial) support. Aqua for All is the intended manager for VIA Water’s funds.

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PPP Small

With financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a variety of other parties, Aqua for All mans one of the few Dutch support counters for small Public Private Partnerships; those 'PPP's' whose WASH activities cost less than a million euros. Through smart financial injections and knowledge sharing, Aqua for All helps create, develop, test and scale up innovative, sustainable solutions for water and sanitation challenges.

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Field & network partners

Our members