For International Day of Persons with Disabilities we're taking a closer look at what making water and sanitation accessible for all really means. Esther is blind and has mobility issues. Before clean water came to her village she was unable to wash and lead a dignified life.
International Day of the Girl recognises challenges faced by girls across the world. This year, the focus is on the importance of education.
Ernest is a Communications Support Officer for WaterAid and he spends his time documenting life before and after water and sanitation across Madagascar. Ernest lived without access to safe water and sanitation as a child, so is well placed to understand the challenges faced by the communities we serve.
Sesen Mehari lives in rural Ethiopia, where she has no access to safe water in her village. Instead, she has to walk for an hour to an unsafe supply, sometimes twice a day, making it hard for her to earn a living.
Noella's primary school is in Tshimahavaobe, Madagascar. It is very hot and there is nowhere to get water.
Explore the isolated community of Alakamisy, in central Madagascar, through our interactive feature. Alakamisy has been transformed by the arrival of safe water and sanitation. The community relies on farming so a safe source of water is crucial for people’s livelihoods as well as their health, and is helping them to work towards achieving their dreams.