We have helped over 21 million people worldwide. Behind this number lie the stories of how individual lives have been transformed in some of the world's poorest communities.

Real stories

Manna Miteka, 31, was very happy on the day of the opening of the Big Pipe Project, Adi Sibhat, Tigray, Ethiopia, December 28, 2013.

The Big Pipe Project – one year on 7 Jan 2015

7 January is Christmas Day in Ethiopia’s Amharic calendar. Last year, WaterAid supporters gave the most generous gift to the village of Adi Sibhat – clean, safe water.

Mary Musa sits with her two-week-old son Eli

A matter of birth and death 12 Dec 2014

Join us on a visit to a clinic in Tanzania, as we meet new mums and their babies and find out how clean water can save lives.

Solo and Ze at the new waterpoint in their village

Child of mine 1 Dec 2014

Experience life without safe water and find out what change can mean through our powerful new interactive story.

Manghoo Bheel, 52, collects water at a well, Bewatoo in the Thar desert.

Water scarcity in Pakistan 24 Sep 2014

Working with HSBC, we're improving access to water, with rainwater harvesting technologies, and promoting good hygiene practice.

Ram Rati, female mechanic, in Mahoba district, India.

Ram Rati’s story 19 Aug 2014

Broken handpumps and wells are no longer a problem in Mahoba district, India, thanks to Ram Rati and her team.