Water changes lives. Water for All realized the value of water as early as in 1984 and we have since then funded projects all over the world that give people in need access to clean drinking water and improved facilities for sanitation and hygiene.

The health benefits of having access to clean water are direct and fundamental. However, by eliminating the daily task of fetching water, usually through long walks over several hours, you also give especially women and girls the gift of time. For the girls, this means they can go to school and learn how to read and write, securing a better future for themselves. Women are given the opportunity to start up a small business, earning an income and providing for their families in new ways. Ultimately the whole society changes and the power structures of the past are replaced by those of equality and opportunity.

Changing lives in Malawi

The Peter Wallenberg Water for All Foundation's flagship project in the Mulanje district in Malawi spanned three years, 48 drilled or repaired wells, and access to clean drinking water for 19 villages and more than 40,000 people.

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The Jaldoot project in Maharashtra in India

Over 27 villages are part of this project, with a total population of around 50,000 people. The main aim is to reduce the over-dependency on the monsoon rains by supporting new ways of rain harvesting, facilitating a more long-term water supply both for drinking and agriculture.

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How it started in 1984

Interview with the two founders of Water for All, Atlas Copco’s main community engagement initiative; Torgny Rogert och Peter Håkansson. They take us back to 1984 and how it all started. Today Water for All has representation in more than 25 countries and more than 1½ million beneficiaries.


Water for All in 60 seconds

A video that summarizes Atlas Copco’s main community engagement initiative Water for All in 60 seconds. Is a shortened version of the 'Water changes lives' video, this time with an English voiceover.