We have reached 19.2 million people worldwide with safe water. Behind this number lie the stories of how individual lives have been transformed in some of the world's poorest communities.

Films about our impact

A man sitting and talking to another man, near to a house.

The impact of safe water

Kenneth Hamatende from Zambia explains the changes in his village after a borehole was dug.

"I was really happy when we got the water in our village, especially for my disabled son. The health visitor can confirm if you actually go around the village you can see that we have no health problems at all. The way that we dress is good, everyone is well bathed. It is like daylight has come to us."

A girl writing in a classroom.

The impact of improved sanitation

Chisomo Kaunda, a student from Malawi, shows us the difference having decent, private toilets at school makes.

"Before we had the new latrines us girls had to go to the toilet in the bush. I feel now that my future is bright because…I will know the importance of clean water and of good hygiene and I will take these messages with me and spread them to others."

A woman sitting in her home, looks at the camera.

The impact of improved hygiene

Monika Nayak, a tea picker from Bangladesh, talks about the impact of good hygiene on her community.

"Before WaterAid's partner came we had illnesses. We couldn't save money. But now we've become more prosperous. It is getting better for us. I say to people...that they should wash their hands before eating. I educate the community about good practices."

Tika Devi Magar from Nepal

The impact of influencing

Tika Devi Magar from Nepal speaks about mobilising her community to make change happen.

"I used to wonder how they could say that they couldn't provide drinking water for us. I had a kind of anger for that. A single person can't do anything. We had to go for a collective effort. We got our water by fighting for our rights."

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