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

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.

Nepal earthquake: Sarmila’s story 23 Oct 2015

Six months after the first of two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, we find out how one family has been coping in the aftermath of the devastation – and how your support is helping them begin to rebuild their lives.

The Lean Machines and Carly Rowena at a school in Zambia.

A visit from the Lean Machines and Carly Rowena 29 Sep 2015

Water is vital for their workouts – and this September, health and fitness duo the Lean Machines joined blogger Carly Rowena to see what else it makes possible, as they visited our work in Zambia.