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

Lari, 57, holds a trunk given to her by her mother.

The things they carry 25 Apr 2016

Discover the profound and moving stories behind the possessions people saved from the rubble of their homes after the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal.

Elida at the water kiosk she runs in Madagascar

Nepal earthquake: life one year on 25 Apr 2016

Survivors of last year’s earthquakes in Nepal talk to us about their experiences, their hopes to rebuild, and why toilets are crucial to their plans.

Elida at the water kiosk she runs in Madagascar

The women behind the water kiosks 8 Apr 2016

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.

Kiran holding up a picture board in a classroom in Pakistan.

Taking a stand on 'a delicate issue' 1 Apr 2016

In Pakistan, cultural and religious taboos have left menstruation shrouded in secrecy – and girls in the dark about how to manage their periods. Hygiene outreach worker Kiran has taken to the classroom to tackle the topic.

Mum Rita and baby Ruth

One Day Young in Malawi 8 Mar 2016

When photographer Jenny Lewis visited rural Malawi, she captured the precious first hours of newborn babies’ lives – and saw first-hand the risks of giving birth without safe water.