To be a girl campaign update

Last summer, there was an incredible response to our To be a girl campaign – it raised a phenomenal £2 million in donations, which was doubled by the UK Government as part of their match funding scheme. This means that thanks to our supporters, we can rewrite the story for over a quarter of a million girls around the world with clean water and safe toilets.

Antohobe in Madagascar is just one of the places where life is now very different for girls growing up – girls like Solo and Ze. Thanks to you, they no longer have to face the indignity and danger of going to the toilet in the open or spend hours every day collecting water for their families. Three months into the campaign, we made this film showing the special moment clean water came to their village.

Watch the moment that water first arrived in Solo and Ze’s village in Madagascar

Ze’s father, Noël, explains why he wanted to become a technician for the community