Orke Otta and her seven children live in the Konso district of Ethiopia. Since Orke's village built a borehole she no longer has to walk for hours to collect unsafe water. Orke gave birth on the way to a water source. She will not have to do this again.
Unclean water and poor sanitation are realities faced by millions worldwide. But for some the daily struggle is even harder.
As the new secretary of a water and sanitation committee in the slums of Dhaka, Bashona has gone from busy housewife to inspirational community leader.
A huge rainwater harvesting tank at Juru Primary School, built with WaterAid's support, provides a constant safe water supply to over 1,000 students.
Malichama has been in and out of hospital for many years, and only recently did doctors discover that he had bleeding in his stomach and around his kidneys.
WaterAid's Programme Manager in Rwanda describes her role.
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.
How one "non-campaigner" found herself influencing political decisions at the highest level.