Esther's reality

This is the risk that mothers like Esther, 29, from Belavabary, Madagascar must live with. Her nearest water source is a dirty stream at the bottom of a hill, where she travels three times a day. She knows that the water can cause diarrhea for her daughter, Tendry, but she has no alternative.

There is a solution

Last year, WaterAid reached more than seven million people with the life-saving gift of clean water, sanitation and hygiene. When the village of Ampasika, Madagascar, got clean, running water at the health clinic, the community noticed an incredible change.

This is the biggest improvement I have ever seen

"Now we no longer have to fetch water far away from home. We no longer drink dirty water. Since we have had clean water, I haven’t seen any children become victims of diarrhea anymore"
Niaretana, 32, a health worker

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