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

Kiran and class

Taking on 'a delicate issue'

In the face of myths and secrecy surrounding menstruation, hygiene outreach worker Kiran takes to the classroom to tackle the topic.

Reaching the most marginalised

The human rights to water and sanitation are enshrined in international law, which means everyone everywhere has the right to essential and safe water and sanitation.

Women lead the way

Women are being empowered in leadership positions through WaterAid projects and helping their communities to access water, sanitation and hygiene.

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.