See the amazing moment the people of Lovasoa
got clean water for the very first time.

844 million people live without clean water.

2.3 billion people don't have access to adequate sanitation, one in three of the world's population.

289,000 children under 5 die each year due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That’s 1 child every 2 minutes.

Can you imagine life without safe water to drink?

Until recently, that was the reality for the residents of Lovasoa, a remote village in Madagascar.

Every day, women and children used to walk miles to collect dirty water to drink, cook and wash with. Until now.

“It’s unbelievable,” says 28 year-old Meltine. “A few hours ago I was on my way back home after fetching dirty water from far away. Now I’m turning on a tap. Life can be changed in one day!”

For the people of Lovasoa, clean water means better health. It means more time spent in school, because children get ill less often. And it means more time and energy for women and girls who no longer have to walk for water.

Today one in ten people are still living without safe water.

But your support could help change everything for a community – in a single day.

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We work with local partners in 27 countries around the world to transform lives with access to safe water, decent toilets and hygiene.
Best friends carry jerry cans of dirty water collected at the source, an unprotected spring, in Antohobe
In another rural village in Madagascar, best friends Solo and Ze carry jerry cans of dirty water collected at an unprotected spring, 2014.

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