For millions of girls it's no fairytale. It means lifting their own body weight in water, every day - water that could kill them.
This summer, you can help give 130,000 girls around the world the chance to be healthy, to go to school, to play with their friends -- to just be a girl.
Donate to WaterAid today, and we'll provide the clean water and safe toilets that will transform their lives, and their futures. Forever.
Meet Solo9 Jun 2014 | Madagascar
Solo is the only girl in her family. She knows they could not survive without the water she collects.
"If I really could, I would still go to school. Ze and I miss school. But preparing food, collecting water, taking care of the babies. Really this is our job."
NOTE: THIS FILM CONTAINS FLASHING IMAGES
This World Water Day spend a minute watching this uplifting reminder of why safe water, sanitation and hygiene are so important for #EveryoneEverywhere.
Please share this film with your friends and family to give them a smile this World Water Day and to help us to spread to word.
By 2030 we want everyone, everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene because we know these basic services are central to eradicating extreme poverty.
Sierra leone is a small country in West Africa. It is only now recovering from a decade long civil war.
When the war began, WaterAid was forced to withdraw. Now we have returned.
Vida has her own business in Pobaga, Bolgatanga, Ghana. She makes and sells tie dye and printed cloth to make a living and support her family. Without safe water, she would not be able to provide for her family.
Water Walk11 Feb 2014 | Madagascar
The UK's Green Poet and composer Martin Kiszko is hoping to inspire budding writers through the launch of a water-themed poetry competition with WaterAid.
This film illustrates his poem: 'Water Walk,' which he has written to help get children started.
The film has been voiced by a child who attends Torridon Junior School in London and the footage features 11-year-old Lala from Soavinarivo village, Bongolava region, Madagascar. Lala is the eldest of seven siblings and has been collecting water since the age of 4 at least twice a day.