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

People from the community of Rakhi Mandi, India

Steps towards Clean India 26 May 2015

In Kanpur, residents of one slum are determined to improve their lives – one toilet at a time. Join us as we meet the people of Rakhi Mandi and find out how they're making change happen.

Elida at the water kiosk she runs in Madagascar

The women behind the water kiosks 18 May 2015

In rural Madagascar, we're helping communities set up and run their own water kiosks, so they can provide their friends, family and neighbours with clean, safe water.

Sweety, Bangladesh.

Building better futures 1 Apr 2015

One project. Four towns. Thousands of lives transformed. These are our highlights from Thames Water's life-changing campaign, Thames4Bangladesh.

Harpist Catrin Finch visits Ethiopia with WaterAid.

Catrin Finch visits Ethiopia 20 Mar 2015

WaterAid ambassador and world-renowned harpist Catrin Finch visited communities without safe water and toilets, and saw for herself the difference these essentials can make.

Sorgho Bila, 42, records rainfall in Basbedo, Burkina Faso.

Technology that changes lives 6 Mar 2015

From sand dams to rainfall gauges and level loggers, find out about the different technologies helping communities in Burkina Faso to take control of their water supply.

Josphine at her home in Basbedo, Burkina Faso.

Josephine's story 6 Mar 2015

When we launched an innovative pilot project in Josephine's village, she decided to make the most of having regular access to safe water – and set up her own business.

Balima explains graphs charting monthly rainfall and well water levels to fellow villagers in Basbedo village.

Project Sahel: Water 365 6 Mar 2015

Meet the communities at the heart of our pioneering new project in Burkina Faso, where local people have the tools to control their own water supply for the very first time.