USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Created by President John. F. Kennedy, the United States Agency for International Development provides assistance to improve lives in the developing world.

USAID works in over 100 countries to promote shared economic prosperity, improve global health and advance food security and agriculture. Water is essential to health and food production and USAID’s water programs are focused on: water for health and water for food.

USAID is expanding access to water supply and sanitation to promote better hygiene and fight preventable disease, especially to vulnerable communities. Safe Water Network is one of five not-for-profits working with USAID in India as part of an urban WASH alliance to promote social change for a clean and healthy India.