people reached with clean water last year. 

 people reached with decent toilets. 

 people reached with good hygiene. 

Charity really does work. In 1990, just four in ten people living in Malawi had clean water. Today that figure stands at nine in ten.

In rural areas, like the village of Chandaka, the lack of clean water meant 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.

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

But women like Zione have seen amazing change happen in the space of a generation. She now has a clean water supply for her and her daughter, Flora. 

Expenditure pie chart 2018

Does charity really work?

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

WaterAid/Alexia Webster

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.