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.
An elderly woman sitting on ground in a doorway.

All inclusive

Unclean water and poor sanitation are realities faced by millions worldwide. But for some the daily struggle is even harder.

Bashona Sharkar smiling and holding books in her hand

Bashona's story

As the new secretary of a water and sanitation committee in the slums of Dhaka, Bashona has gone from busy housewife to inspirational community leader.

Fatoumata Haidara smiling.

Fatoumata's story

As a child, Fatoumata lived without safe water, so understands well the challenges faced by the communities she now serves as our Country Representative in Mali.

Children at a water point at their school in Rwanda

The sky's the limit

A huge rainwater harvesting tank at Juru Primary School, built with WaterAid's support, provides a constant safe water supply to over 1,000 students.

A boy leaning on his schoolbook

Malichama's story

Malichama has been in and out of hospital for many years, and only recently did doctors discover that he had bleeding in his stomach and around his kidneys.