We have helped over 23 million people worldwide. Behind this number lie the stories of how individual lives have been transformed in some of the world's poorest communities. Here are just a few:

Real stories

Healthy kids, productive community

Thanks to your and other WaterAid supporters’ generous donations, Leonie, Stella, Joab and their family and community now have safe water, clean toilets and hygiene.

Menstrual Hygiene Day

To mark Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May, we’re asking why girls and women around the world still have to overcome major obstacles every month – because they have their period.

Nepal earthquake: life one year on

Survivors of last year’s earthquakes in Nepal talk to us about their experiences, their hopes to rebuild, and why toilets are crucial to their plans.

Simjung: then and now 25 Apr 2016

Simjung lies in Nepal's Ghorka district – one of the regions hit hardest by the devastating earthquakes that struck in 2015.

Four Timorese children washing their hands in a bucket.

Noila’s story

Before WaterAid came to Noila’s village in Timor-Leste, she used to get sick from drinking the dirty water from a bamboo water-system.