Meet five remarkable women who, with safe water and toilets on their side, are changing the lives of their families, communities and women everywhere.
Sangeeta Srivastava and Chetna Tiwari, the ‘Toilet Ladies’, have become well known in Kanpur, India, after motivating people to build life-changing toilets in more than 40 slums.
Ram Rati, from Mahoba district, India, is now a respected handpump mechanic thanks to WaterAid’s support. She’s even been training other women to keep the taps flowing.
Koudougou Aminata was trained as a water monitor by WaterAid. Now she helps her community in Burkina Faso make the best use of their inconsistent water supplies.
Lawayesh Wonde is playing a vital role in managing the new safe water supply and toilets in a slum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.