We have helped over 19.2 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

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.

Sisay Mideksa at the Bishoftu water utility office compound.

Sisay’s story 19 Aug 2014

Sisay started working at her local water and sanitation as a meter reader, but now she is one of the first trained female plumbers in her area.

Pooja Bharti, 24, a community leader, teaches menstrual hygiene and women's health to local women.

A big year for Pooja 19 Aug 2014

After Pooja's marriage ended, she decided to dedicate her time to improving the lives of her community – and pursuing her own career dreams.