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.
Mariette was reluctant to get involved in her community’s water management. But now she’s an inspiration to other women in her village!
23 year old health worker, Nigsty Samuel, teaches communities about hygiene and helps them to build toilets. She visited the village of Adi Sibhat in Ethiopia every day during our Big Pipe Project.
After losing her baby daughter to diarrhoea, Tiangay now leads the development of her village.
International Day of the Girl recognises challenges faced by girls across the world. This year, the focus is on the importance of education.
Ernest is a Communications Support Officer for WaterAid and he spends his time documenting life before and after water and sanitation across Madagascar. Ernest lived without access to safe water and sanitation as a child, so is well placed to understand the challenges faced by the communities we serve.
Sesen Mehari lives in rural Ethiopia, where she has no access to safe water in her village. Instead, she has to walk for an hour to an unsafe supply, sometimes twice a day, making it hard for her to earn a living.
Explore the isolated community of Alakamisy, in central Madagascar, through our interactive feature. Alakamisy has been transformed by the arrival of safe water and sanitation. The community relies on farming so a safe source of water is crucial for people’s livelihoods as well as their health, and is helping them to work towards achieving their dreams.
Orke Otta and her seven children live in the Konso district of Ethiopia. Since Orke's village built a borehole she no longer has to walk for hours to collect unsafe water. Orke gave birth on the way to a water source. She will not have to do this again.