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

Hazel's maternity bag

Maternity bags around the world 25 Jan 2016

Join us as we take a look inside maternity bags around the world – and find out what clean, safe water means to mums-to-be as their due date draws near.

Midwife Juliana Msoffe holds a newborn baby in the labour ward at Kiomboi Hospital, Iramba, Tanzania, June 2015.

A midwife's dilemma 22 Jan 2016

Working at a hospital without enough clean, safe water means Juliana faces impossible decisions, every day.

Knowledge Mweemba of Hamakumo Village in Monze, Zambia, stands next to a recently rehabilitated community borehole.

Tapping into the community spirit 13 Jan 2016

For a small village like Hamakumo, a safe water supply is the lifeblood of the community – which is why this Zambian community has banded together to make sure it continues to flow.

When the sun turned red 3 Dec 2015

Ram Bitoli first noticed she was losing her sight when the sun turned red. Without access to health care, she quickly lost her vision altogether. 

Hugh Bonneville visits India 9 Nov 2015

When actor and WaterAid ambassador Hugh Bonneville visited rural India, he saw how clean, safe water and toilets can transform a community, their education and their health.

There's still something about Mary 3 Nov 2015

We first met Mary as part of The Big Dig three years ago. Kaniche, her village in Malawi has been thriving since safe, clean water arrived.