We have helped over 23 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

Ernest in the field, Madagascar

Voices from the Field: meet the team 19 Jan 2017

Meet our Voices from the Field officers and find out what they enjoy most about their work, telling the stories of communities we support around the world.

HSBC employees in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.

Going the distance for clean water 9 Jan 2017

In October 2016, 100 HSBC employees from around the world braved sub-zero temperatures and trekked 100km across the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, for WaterAid.

Children in Vimphere playing with water.

A winter to remember for the people of Vimphere, Malawi 22 Dec 2016

This winter your support helped to transform the village of Vimphere – clean water arrived in the village for the very first time. Select from the stories on this page to find out more about how life has changed for people there.

Justine next to her new accessible toilet in Dissin, Burkina Faso.

Leaving no one behind 2 Dec 2016

This International Day of Persons with Disabilities, meet the inspiring people leading the way towards equality and accessibility for all… via the nearest toilet.

WIP visit to Mozambique

Digging deep in Mozambique 25 Nov 2016

In October 2016 a group of ten water industry supporters travelled to Mozambique to see firsthand the work being done there.