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Aurelia, who lives in Madagascar now has clean water to drink all the time thanks to a new facility built by WaterAid in her community. "Having clean water in our village makes us cleaner and less tired," she says. What a good reason to feel good this Friday! #feelgoodfriday#instagood#photooftheday#madagascar
2 years ago, earthquakes hit Nepal , destroying vital water systems. Since then, we've been working hard with Krishna, his community and local partners to #buildbackbetter! Our VR film #AftershockVR takes you inside this story so you can see the incredible progress being made with the support of the HSBC Water Programme. Order a free VR headset today (we can post worldwide) to experience it for yourself by going to Aftershock.wateraid.org. #vr#progress#nepal#cleanwater#cleanwaterforall#waterstories Photos: Mani Karmacharya @kpmani
Phong, on the far right, is a very proud woman indeed. Since access to clean water was implemented in her community in Cambodia , her family have gone from strength to strength. Phong can now grow vegetables to sell at the market and her grandson Kong, far left, is able to raise pigs which he can also sell on to help make some money for the family. Not only that, everyone is more healthy since they had clean water. "Water brings me happiness," says Phong. Fantastic! #instagood#photooftheday#cambodia#familyportrait#pig. Photo: Tom Greenwood.
It's Earth Day today, a day to remember that we all share this planet and need to look after it for the good of all. Julietta lives in Mozambique, a country that has been hard hit by drought in recent years. Watch the film to learn more. #earthday#earthday2017#mozambique
Sandy used to get lots of hair and body lice when she only had dirty water to wash in. "But now I don't have them as I wash my hair and clothes as often as possible," she says now that her community in Madagascar has clean water for all of their needs. "I am now proud of my family and myself of what we have achieved so far to improve our hygiene." #instagood#cleanwater#cleanwaterforall#photooftheday#madagascar. Photo: @ernestrandriarimalala
Brenda is a true leader at her school in Kenya , and she uses her tremendous skills to help her fellow students. "I train other students on how to manage water, sanitation and also their own personal hygiene including menstrual hygiene management for girls. Students regard me highly and respect me the way they would teachers. I like seeing people happy with my service," says Brenda, seen here holding sanitary napkins. Thanks Brenda for being a true champion of everything WaterAid believes in! #inspiration#periods#menstruation#kenya#education#instagood#photooftheday. Photo: @behailushiferaw
Having clean water is a basic human right, but having someone to maintain the facilities that dispense it is also incredibly important. Zeinab is a pump mechanic in Malawi , working to help her community as well as her own family. She has been doing this job for 14 years. "I feel very proud," she says. It's thanks to people like Zeinab who keep water pumps going all around the world. #instagood#photooftheday#malawi. Photo: Alexia Webster. @alexiawebster
Happy Easter from everyone here at WaterAid! At this joyous time we thank all of our supporters for what they do for us, whether it's raise money, campaign for us or simply spread the importance of our message that everyone, everywhere deserves clean water. We thought this would be a good day to share this great image captured by our Voices from the Field officer in Madagascar , @ernestrandriarimalala, when he visited this boy's community to document how much had changed since they got clean water. #easter#chicken#happyeaster#madagascar#cleanwaterforall#cleanwater#photooftheday#instagood
This is the moment clean water arrived for the very first time in the very remote community of Baragaun, western Nepal , high up in the mountains, documented by our Voices from the Field officer Mani Karmacharya. It's down to the incredible support that we get from everyone who raises money and advocates for us that make moments like these possible! #cleanwater#cleanwaterforall#nepal#celebrate#celebration#videooftheday
Nobody should have to drink dirty water. These women collect water from this dam in Ghana every day for all their family's needs. We don't think this is right. Do you? You can help people across the world who lack a supply of clean water by supporting WaterAid. There's a link to our website in our bio. #ghana#cleanwaterforall#photooftheday. Photo: Nyanja Quarmyne.
What does having clean water mean for you? For Zione, who lives in Malawi , one of the many things it means is being able to keep her daughter clean. "There is no reason for my daughter to look dirty," she says. "Her life will be very different from mine because she will not have to experience the cases of cholera like we used to, like I myself did." #cleanwater#cleanwaterforall#malawi#baby#instagood#photooftheday#family. Photo: Alexia Webster. @alexiawebster
Living with a disability can be hard enough, but when there is nowhere private to go to the toilet and no clean water to drink, day to day life is even harder. Kauser, right, is unable to talk and needs a lot of help walking. Her mother Salma is always by her side; it is only Salma who can understand her needs. A year ago, with funding from UK aid, a bathroom was built inside their house in Pakistan meaning Kauser no longer needs to go to the toilet in the fields nearby. Now Kauser faces significantly lesser difficulty and life has got a little easier. #smile#smiling#pakistan#family#photooftheday#instagood. Photo: Sibtain Haider @aksgrapher
Most of us are able to enjoy having clean water to drink, but this isn't the case for Shrimati and her two young children. The water that they drink, collected from a local contaminated well, "spreads diseases, but there is no other source of water we can use. Our children get sick often because of the water," says Shrimati. At WaterAid, we don't think it's right for people to have to drink dirty water. Do you agree? By supporting us, you can help make sure that we provide access to clean water to everyone, everywhere by 2030. #india#family#cleanwaterforall. Photo: James McCauley
Mele’at was a little over a year old when she was photographed in 2004, on the left. Now 14, she is still growing up without ever struggling to find clean water. “The water has been right here, in our backyard, since as far back as I remember. So I never had to go to the river," she said when we went back to visit her community in northern Ethiopia recently. Mele'at has never had a serious illness, something that was common in her village before clean water arrived and she has decided that when she's older she would like to be a doctor. “I want to help people.” #progress#cleanwater#cleanwaterforall#ethiopia. Left photo: Caroline Irby. Right photo: Behailu Shiferaw.
What do you remember about 2004? The year Facebook launched? The last ever episode of Friends? For Mehari, it was the year clean water arrived in the barren, mountainous lands of Adi Awanawaza, northern Ethiopia. We documented that momentous occasion, and we went back 13 years later to see how things had changed for him and his community. Mehari is a local priest but also worked on the masonry for the new water point. Not only is the church now made of concrete instead of wattle and daub, "my children, my wife and I became healthy. I started saving money. Within one year, I had built a house. Then I bought a sheep from the savings I had made from my work on the tap. The rest is history." His farm expanded - "now I have two cows, two oxen, two calves and a donkey with which I transport my agricultural produce to the market," says Mehari. "I wouldn't have any of that if it weren't for the water project." Be sure to check our account tomorrow when we share another fantastic story from our visit back to this community. Photo 1: Caroline Irby. Photo 2: Behailu Shiferaw. #progress#cleanwater#cleanwaterforall#ethiopia
Do you always wash your hands after going to the toilet and before eating? It's the most effective way to stop disease spreading if you do so. These children in Raichur, India are champion hand washers before they have their meal at school, making sure that they are staying healthy. #stayhealthy#cleanwater#cleanwaterforall#handwashing#india. Photo: Ronny Sen.
Would you drink this water? Idalina, Liberatia and Emerciana in Timor-Leste have no choice but to drink the water collected from this stream far from their house. The route to this place is not easy and they even had to do it when they were pregnant. #timorleste. Photo: Tom Greenwood.
"The pump has made such a difference for us." Bina works as a tea picker in Bangladesh . With funding from HSBC, 45'000 people have been supported with access to clean water across 15 tea gardens in the area. Previously Bina had to rely on using nearby streams for drinking water. This access to a basic human right makes a huge difference to people's lives. #cleanwater#cleanwaterforall#bangladesh#photooftheday Photo: Abir Abdullah.
When we visited projects in Colombia last week we met these fantastic young WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) ambassadors in La Guajira. Here's an Instax shot of them! Great to meet you guys! #colombia#instax#cleanwaterforall#photooftheday
One of our favourite pictures from last week's Happiness Day celebrations - Ernest, our Voices from the Field officer in Madagascar , has fun with children in a community that we are going to start working in soon! #selfie#groupselfie#madagascar#celebration
One of our many celebrations for World Water Day, this week we held a photography exhibition in Milan, Italy, with our new partner Sofidel. This photo by @jordiruizc was featured along with many others from Nicaragua, India, Burkina Faso and Madagascar with other contributing photographers including Adam Ferguson, Andrew McConnell and Kate Holt. #exhibition#italy#milan#nicaragua#worldwaterday#wwd.
Photographer Poulomi Basu travelled to Nepal with WaterAid to document the women exiled to forest shelters when menstruating, when they are believed to be possessed by evil spirits. Poulomi's work is on display at Format Photography Festival @formatfestival from tomorrow until April 23 in the city of Derby, UK. You can also find more photos from the project on the @guardian website in the Art and Design section. #formatfestival#nepal#menstruation.
Happy World Water Day! We're 90% of the way to reaching everyone everywhere, but 663 million people still don't have access to clean water and we need to change that. Make sure to check our Instagram Stories later today to see what WaterAid events are happening around the world! This picture is from Cambodia , one of the most improved countries for rural water access in the last fifteen years. To read a fascinating report on the State of the World's Water head to our website, link in our bio. #wwd#wwd2017#cleanwaterforall#cambodia. Photo: Tom Greenwood.
Having safe, clean water is something everyone deserves and we've made great progress; 9 in 10 people now have access. Whilst this number is fantastic, there is still a lot of work to do to reach the final 10%. You can help us get there. #cleanwaterforall#cleanwater. Photo: James McCauley
When you go to hospital to give birth you should expect it to be clean, have proper toilets and safe water. Can you imagine having to give birth without any of these things? 20 year old Monica came to this hospital in Tanzania and had to collect dirty water to use. The toilets are too old and she had to bring her own bedding. We don't think this is right. You can help change situations like these by supporting WaterAid. #cleanwaterforall#baby#mother#tanzania#toiletsforall Photo: James Kiyimba
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