We have reached 19.2 million people worldwide with safe water. Behind this number lie the stories of how individual lives have been transformed in some of the world's poorest communities.

Films about our impact

Watch these short films to see for yourself the impact clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education really can have.

The impact of safe water

Esther Gowok, or 'KAKA' as she's popularly called is 90 years old. Two of her children have died and she now has 6 children and a big family of 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren who depend on her. She is a widow who sells locust beans, a traditional condiment, to support her family.

“Before we had this borehole, where we used to fetch water was very far. If you went twice, your knees would become very tired...and the water was never enough. The coming of this water has been very comforting and we are very happy!”

Watch this video to hear Kaka's story and see the impact of WaterAid Nigeria's work in her community

A girl writing in a classroom.

The impact of improved sanitation

Chisomo Kaunda, a student from Malawi, shows us the difference having decent, private toilets at school makes.

"Before we had the new latrines us girls had to go to the toilet in the bush. I feel now that my future is bright because…I will know the importance of clean water and of good hygiene and I will take these messages with me and spread them to others."

A woman sitting in her home, looks at the camera.

The impact of improved hygiene

Monika Nayak, a tea picker from Bangladesh, talks about the impact of good hygiene on her community.

"Before WaterAid's partner came we had illnesses. We couldn't save money. But now we've become more prosperous. It is getting better for us. I say to people...that they should wash their hands before eating. I educate the community about good practices."

A child looks at the camera through the stream of water flowing from a tap.

The impact of influencing

Tika Devi Magar from Nepal speaks about mobilising her community to make change happen.

"I used to wonder how they could say that they couldn't provide drinking water for us. I had a kind of anger for that. A single person can't do anything. We had to go for a collective effort. We got our water by fighting for our rights."

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