• Meet our young hero Zobayda Talukder, community changemaker at sixteen.

    "At age sixteen, when Max Foundation started a programme in her village, she got actively involved. She soon became the driving force for its success.' 

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  • Phase out strategies in the WASH sector

    2016 Annual Report
    a milestone in maturity

    2016 was a BIG year for us! We phased out long-term WASH projects in Bangladesh and launched new ones and created an ambitious plan to accelerate our impact.

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  • Het verhaal van Moulana


     "My child deserves the best possible care", says Moulana from Chittagong Hills, Bangladesh. “Thanks to the specialised care during and after my pregnancy, I now know the importance of breastfeeding for my baby”.

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  • Rubina's story


    Rubina's son Hasib had a growth deficiency. She started to wash her hands with soap and water before feeding her child and after cleaning his bottom and her son is doing well now. "Hasib moved from the yellow zone to the green zone on the growth charts", says Rubina.

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  • Het verhaal van Kanchan


    "We see many positive changes in our village", says the village chief in Golachipa Upazila, Bangladesh. "The clean water we now have contributes to a much healthier community".

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S.M.A.R.T Charity

We are Max Foundation. We want to prevent child mortality in the most efficient and effective way and we believe that charity profits from a business driven approach. Or: S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time bound) charity. At Max Foundation we work with our heart ánd our head in order to maximize our impact: saving as many children’s lives as possible.



We believe in the power of focus. The water and sanitation crisis is the second biggest killer of children under five years old. That’s why we chose WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) & HEALTH for the poorest communities in one region: South Asia.



We integrate extra HEALTH components in our WASH-method to make our work more effective. Furthermore, we cooperate with local partners and ensure sustainability and operational excellence by continuously monitoring and evaluating our work.



We focus on impact maximization and a change of habits in the long run. We are only satisfied when a maximum of children’s lives are saved with a minimum of resources. Or: when we get MAX value for our money.

Our impact

Safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are essential elements of our approach to fight child mortality. To create the biggest impact, we developed our own MAX-WASH approach over the years: an integrated approach of WASH ánd HEALTH components, like safe motherhood and nutrition.

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Our story

Our story

  • 1.043.313 beneficiaries live a healthier life
  • 3.789 villages have access to safe drinking water
  • 20.236 latrines installed or repaired

Get involved!

Donate a small amount? Or provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene to a whole village? At Max Foundation everyone can make a difference in their own personal way. In-kind contribution, organizing a sponsored walk or long-term partnership – everything is possible. The support of private individuals, companies and funds enables us to offer thousands of children in South Asia a healthy future.

As a company

Join Max Foundation as a partner and give children in South Asia a healthier future. There are several ways to join, for instance by compensating your water footprint as a company.

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As a fund

Create maximum impact in the fight against child mortality. We would very much like to get in touch so we can join forces for our common goals.

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As an ...

Individual, service club or school. Donate an amount monthly or organize a sponsored walk for example. We are happy to get together with you and think about the different possibilities.

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Everything to save
a child's life