Proving our impact

We know our projects work. The data that we collect at every project proves how lives are changing and helps us to create goals and measure progress.

82%

drop in diarrhoea in the villages that we support

84%

decrease in eye infections

90%

decrease in girls’ school absenteeism

92%

pumps still working
(and we have plans to repair the other 8%)

As part of our monitoring programme we record the GPS of each water point. Take a look at the map below to see where we have worked since 2004.

Stories worth sharing

The people we meet tell us the real impact that safe water and sanitation has on their lives.  

Carolina Pezo used to walk 20 minutes, at least 5 times a day to collect enough water for her whole family to use and rather than going to school, her 9 year old daughter Rebecca used to help.

“This made me feel bad. I want her to have a better life than me and to know how to read and write.” 

We worked with their community in 2018. Now, with safe water readily available whenever they need it, their own toilet and a tippy tap for hand washing the whole family’s health has improved.

Carolina has more time to farm, and she can grow enough crops to eat and sell.

It also means that Rebecca no longer spends her days fetching water. She’s in school, getting the education that every child deserves.

“My dream is to become a nurse, so I need to study hard.” 

READ OUR FULL IMPACT AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Every year we publish a report showing you what impact we’ve had! The 2018 report is coming soon, but for now here’s our 2017 stats. You can look back on all of our reports and financials here.

Monitoring our impact

In 2016 we won the Award for Data from The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases' Water Awards in recognition of our innovative monitoring and evaluation system for data collection, and the commitment to monitoring both WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and health targets.

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