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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

Perlette, a former student at Tsimahavaobe School

The summer that changed everything 28 Jul 2015

Two years on, life in one Madagascan school has been transformed for teachers and pupils  ̶  thanks to your amazing support, and the arrival of clean, safe water and toilets.

Girls use the new handwashing station at Government Higher Primary School, Kavithal village, Raichur, India.

Big Days: Raichur, India 27 Jun 2015

Life for schoolchildren across Raichur has been transformed thanks to the arrival of safe, clean water.

Durga stands by the highway that runs past Safeda Basti, Delhi.

When outside is the only option 24 Jun 2015

In one of Delhi's inner-city slums, residents face an ongoing challenge: finding a way to stay safe and relieve themselves at night after the community toilet closes. 

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.