The words of faith leaders Motivate, Persuade & enable

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) is world’s first initiative that is engaging the planet’s many faiths as allies in efforts to create a world where every human being has access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and proper hygiene.


GIWA brings together Faith Leaders from Across India and the World

Faith forms a crucial foundation of global society, silently influencing personal choices ranging from the meals we eat, to the people we marry, to the places we live.

Given that over 83% of the world’s population (and 99% of India’s sizable population) is affiliated with a faith, the public sector, in and of itself, is a faith-based community. Says UNICEF, “With almost 5 billion people belonging to religious communities, their leaders’ potential for action is substantial.”

From our Worship for WASH Summits to large-scale public events and beyond, leaders and communities are now joining forces, and joining hands, to save lives and bring about a healthier, happier, more peaceful world.



GIWA holds special Water Blessing Ceremonies, during which water from the world’s rivers are poured onto a globe, with prayers that everyone, everywhere may have access to clean and free-flowing water and healthy sanitation.

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