We have helped over 17.5 million people worldwide. Behind this number lie the stories of how individual lives have been transformed in some of the world's poorest communities..

Solo's story

In rural Madagascar, Solo must carry her body weight in water every day up a steep and difficult trail.

Mariette’s story

Mariette was reluctant to get involved in her community’s water management. But now she’s an inspiration to other women in her village!

Ernest’s story

Ernest is a Communications Support Officer for WaterAid and he spends his time documenting life before and after water and sanitation across Madagascar. Ernest lived without access to safe water and sanitation as a child, so is well placed to understand the challenges faced by the communities we serve.

A women carries a jerry can in Alakamisy, Madagascar

Welcome to Alakamisy

Explore the isolated community of Alakamisy, in central Madagascar, through our interactive feature. Alakamisy has been transformed by the arrival of safe water and sanitation. The community relies on farming so a safe source of water is crucial for people’s livelihoods as well as their health, and is helping them to work towards achieving their dreams.