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


Menstrual Hygiene Day 26 May 2017

Every day, 800 million women around the world are on their period, so why is it still such a taboo? This Menstrual Hygiene Day we're challenging the myths and taboos, because there's #NoShame in periods.

Mani Karmacharya, Voices from the Field Officer in Nepal, WaterAid

Big Days: Baragaun, Nepal 12 Apr 2017

Mani Karmacharya, our Voices from the Field Officer in Nepal, travels to a remote, beautiful community to celebrate the arrival of clean water. 

A family portrait.

Talking about my generation 18 Jan 2017

WaterAid asked multi-generational families around the world to have their photo taken with the things that show progress in their lives. And from the UK to Malawi, the US to Nepal, the one thing that unites them? The clean running water and safe toilets they all now have access to.

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.