Impact Stories

Your Gifts At Work

When it comes down to it, we’re all about people, just like our name says. Stories of people’s lives changed by safe water and sanitation inspire us to keep at it, day after day. Your generosity has changed millions of lives around the world. Here are some of their stories.

Turning Water Into Progress

Because of your support, families spend less time walking for water, children like Aisha’s can stay in school and devote more time to their education, and families don’t have to worry about the health consequences of using unsafe water. Water means the community can move forward.

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Surviving Cholera and Changing the Future

What may have sounded like a simple message about latrine use bears a constant reminder to 37-year-old Annie of one of the scariest times of her life.

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Women Leading the Charge for Water and Sanitation

As mayor of the district of San Rafael del Norte in Nicaragua, Doña Norma commands respect.

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Welcome to the Makalani Village

The residents of Makalani, Malawi, are primarily farmers who lacked access to water.

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Water Gives Dreams

When water arrived at Binaga School in the remote countryside of Rwanda, it gave students the future. It provided the foundation for them to dream.

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The Smallest Students Make Big Changes

The kindergarten in the town of Nueva Granada, Honduras has reliable water and sanitation services, but it wasn't always this way.

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The Sanitation Shop in Cascas

After graduating college with a degree in administration, Alexandra was at a crossroads. Her parents owned a hardware store in Cascas, Peru. She couldn't decide whether to join their business or take a risk and branch out on her own.

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Changing Lives One Toilet at a Time

Seema Devi moved to her new husband's village when she was married, as a teenager. One of the biggest differences in her new village was that she no longer had a toilet in her home.

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