Stories from our work

We have helped over 21 million people worldwide. Behind this number lie the stories of how individual lives have been transformed in some of the world's poorest communities.

Yemisrach

Yemisrach's story 20 Feb 2015

Having clean water and safe toilets at school will give Yemisrach the best possible start in life.

Across the tracks: Steps towards Clean India

Across the tracks 2 Feb 2015

As the Clean India campaign gets underway, with its ambitious target of a toilet for every household by 2019, WaterAid explores how something as simple as a toilet can help transform lives by following the story of one ambitious mother in Uttar Pradesh.

Mary sits with her two-week-old son, Eli.

A matter of birth and death 12 Dec 2014

Join us on a visit to a clinic in Tanzania, as we meet new mums and their babies and find out how clean water can save lives.

Patrick Musa

Ram Rati’s story

Broken handpumps and wells are no longer a problem in Mahoba district, India, thanks to Ram Rati and her team.

Patrick Musa

Breaking the silence on menstruation in Kampala, Uganda

WaterAid Uganda has been working with 40 schools in the slums of Kampala, the capital. As well as providing safe water and sanitation facilities, we’re promoting menstrual hygiene in schools to empower students and teachers to talk about the subject.

Patrick Musa

Patrick's story

Meet our Programme Officer in Sierra Leone, a post-conflict country where we have recently started working again.

Vida Alebra, 32

Vida’s story

Vida has her own business in Pobaga, Bolgatanga, Ghana. She makes and sells tie dye and printed cloth to make a living and support her family. Without safe water, she would not be able to provide for her family.