From remote villages to capital cities, schools to health centres and hospitals, join us this International Women's Day as we meet four remarkable women who have helped their communities survive without access to safe water – and are now part of an incredible transformation.

Margarita, a midwife in Columbus, Nicaragua


In Columbus, Nicaragua, it’s not unusual to see midwife Margarita riding her horse on her way to help a mum-to-be in labour. But in an area without access to safe, clean water, reaching remote communities hasn’t been her only challenge.

“When we attend births, we collect water in buckets from the well.” >