An islander (char) women carries water from miles after flood in Kurigram, Bangladesh.
Chars in Bangladesh are subject to frequent flush flood. Every year during monsoon it is submerged. The water comes up to waist height. People have to live on the roof. The flood then runs off leaving the water and sanitation facilities non-functioning. It is difficult for the poor people living in chars to rebuild latrines and waterpoint.
Salma, a nine year old girl, washing her hands with soap in running water dispensed from a locally innovated device, Bindaha village, Sirajgonj, Bangladesh.
WaterAid has been working with the people of this island like village by river Jamuna. Now every household of this village has handwashing device and everyone wash their hands properly at critical times.