people reached with clean water last year. 

 people reached with decent toilets. 

 people reached with good hygiene. 

We understand how it can seem like there's very little positive change happening in the world.

Poverty and inequality are still huge problems both in our own country and abroad - but every day, through our work, we see incredible changes happening.

Take Malawi, for example. In 1990, just four in ten people had clean water. Today, that figure stands at nine in ten.

Back in 1990, in rural villages like Chandaka, it was a struggle to grow food and stay healthy.

When Zione (pictured below) was growing up in Chandaka, she had to leave school after contracting cholera, a disease that thrives in dirty water.

"It was very painful for me because my friends who finished [school] are doing better," the 22-year-old mother says.

But women like Zione have seen change happen in the space of a generation. She now has a clean water supply meaning her daughter, Flora, has a better chance to grow up healthy.  

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9 in 10 people across Malawi now have clean water. This is the progress we can make together.

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These changes are thanks to people who believe that empathy, compassion and generosity are the stuff that makes history. 

Let’s not stop now. Every year, 78 million people are turning on a tap or using a pump for the first time. That’s real momentum.

By 2030, we are determined that everyone, everywhere will have clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Will you join the thousands of supporters who are helping us make it happen?

Donate today. Change tomorrow.