You've changed thousands of lives

And there's still time to reach more mums and midwives with safe water.

Why Deliver Life?

The support you've shown for our Deliver Life appeal has been incredible. You've helped us share the stories of remarkable mums and midwives. You've campaigned and found clever ways of raising funds. And thousands of donations have been made, allowing us to continue this amazing journey and bring safe, clean water to newborns and their mums around the world.

Deliver life in

Tanzania

  • Meet the first babies born with safe water at Kiomboi

    Thanks to the incredible support of people like you, midwife Daniel is celebrating the arrival of clean, safe water at Kiomboi hospital – and he’s already welcomed some very special deliveries.

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  • Life has been transformed at Kiomboi, and it’s thanks to people like you.

    ‘The changes at the hospital are so big’

    The arrival of clean water means Daniel can do the job he trained for: delivering life safely.

    “Now we can wash our hands. We have water to wash clothes with, and all the families have water to use during their stay at the hospital. I’d like to thank you for making our environment better,” he says.

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  • This is what your support means for new arrivals at Kiomboi.

    You’ve given babies like Agnes a brighter future

    Meet Agnes. She’s just three days old, and was one of the first babies born at Kiomboi with safe water – happy, healthy and with the best possible start in life.

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  • Daniel isn’t the only midwife whose life has been transformed by safe water.

    ‘This project will help us because water is everything’

    Midwife Juliana has already seen the huge difference safe water has made to mums and their families on the wards of Kiomboi.

    ‘Families used to fetch water from shallow wells. It wasn’t clean. But now the water is safe for cooking and for washing babies. There has been a big change.”

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  • Gifts like yours will help Daniel protect mums and babies at Kiomboi. This is how.

    ‘Having running water will help us reduce infections’

    Before safe water arrived, Daniel had to make impossible choices – like whether to leave the hospital to find water, or help mums in urgent need without washing his hands.

    Today, thanks to incredible supporters like you, he can focus on welcoming new little lives into the world with clean water. And the difference could save lives.

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  • This is what giving birth with clean water means to mums like Diana.

    ‘I feel that my baby is safe’

    Diana’s first baby, Karen, was born with safe water at Kiomboi this winter.

    “I’m so happy to have given birth in a hospital with running water,” she says. “I’m also so happy for my mother. She’s taking care of us and no longer has to wash my clothes or my baby’s clothes with dirty water.”

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  • 42% of African healthcare facilities don’t have safe water. You can help change things.

    There’s still time to change lives

    Daily life will never be the same again for Daniel and Juliana at Kiomboi. Now we want to bring that same transformation to other remarkable midwives surviving without safe water around the world.

    Donate to Deliver Life today, and you’ll be delivering hope to even more mums, midwives and the new arrivals they welcome into the world every day.

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  • Thank you for giving mums-to-be the best gift ever.

    A life-changing journey – that’s only just beginning

    We’ve been on an incredible journey with the mums and midwives at Kiomboi – and that journey isn’t over yet.

    With your help, we can reach thousands more families around the world with safe water, and give even more babies a happier, healthier future.

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  • Gifts like yours have given Daniel an amazing reason to smile.

    Gifts like yours have given Daniel an amazing reason to smile.

  • Life has been transformed at Kiomboi, and it’s thanks to people like you.

    Life has been transformed at Kiomboi, and it’s thanks to people like you.

  • This is what your support means for new arrivals at Kiomboi.

    This is what your support means for new arrivals at Kiomboi.

  • Daniel isn’t the only midwife whose life has been transformed by safe water.

    Daniel isn’t the only midwife whose life has been transformed by safe water.

  • Gifts like yours will help Daniel protect mums and babies at Kiomboi. This is how.

    Gifts like yours will help Daniel protect mums and babies at Kiomboi. This is how.

  • This is what giving birth with clean water means to mums like Diana.

    This is what giving birth with clean water means to mums like Diana.

  • 42% of African healthcare facilities don’t have safe water. You can help change things.

    42% of African healthcare facilities don’t have safe water. You can help change things.

  • Thank you for giving mums-to-be the best gift ever.

    Thank you for giving mums-to-be the best gift ever.

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Deliver life in

Malawi

  • Alinafe knew her baby was on the way – she just didn’t realise how soon.
    ©WaterAid/ Jenny Lewis

    Meet Alinafe

    Alinafe gave birth to her first baby, Boyson, at Simulemba health centre. He was two weeks early, making his arrival a surprise to everyone – including his dad, Bernard.

    “I went to the hospital to deliver a few things, and when I got there I found I had a baby! I felt so happy. I just want to care for him.”

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  • Midwives at Simulemba are working against the odds – but there’s only so much they can do.
    ©WaterAid/ Jenny Lewis

    'Some people die at the hospital'

    With no safe running water, midwives at Simulemba work against the odds to deliver more than 90 babies every month, despite the deeply unhygienic conditions.

    "Some people die at the hospital,” says Alinafe. "I wanted to be well."

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  • No new mum should have to wash in conditions like these.
    ©WaterAid/ Jenny Lewis

    'I just had to brave it and bathe'

    The bathrooms at Simulemba have no doors, so mums like Alinafe hang cloth in the doorways for privacy. But with no safe water, conditions inside are dangerous.

    "There's dirt on the floor of the bathrooms. I was scared I could get an infection. I just had to brave it and bathe."

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  • Your support can change things for mums and babies at Simulemba.

    Keeping mums and babies safe

    Every month, up to 15 mums and 20 newborn babies develop sepsis at Simulemba.

    But your support can provide the safe water midwives need to keep the wards, bathrooms and toilets clean and hygienic – so new mums can give their babies the best possible start in life.

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  • This is too much responsibility for a grandmother to carry.
    ©WaterAid/ Jenny Lewis

    The daily queue for dirty water

    With no safe running water at the health centre, Alinafe's mother-in-law Liviness had to collect dirty water for her from a nearby pump, shared with over 2,000 people from the local community.

    "There's always a long queue,” says Liviness. "I was worried I wouldn't be able to get enough water for Alinafe."

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  • New mums and midwives deserve more dignity than this.
    ©WaterAid/ Jenny Lewis

    One toilet – for every 100 people

    Simulemba has just four toilets for the whole centre - that’s one toilet for every 100 people.

    They're not accessible for pregnant women or disabled patients, and have to be cleaned by relatives using the dirty water they collect from the water pump, putting the health of vulnerable new mums at risk.

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  • Despite the challenges ahead, Bernard has big dreams for his son.
    ©WaterAid/ Jenny Lewis

    'I'm happy because he looks like me!'

    With no safe water in their village, Bernard knows he and Alinafe face a struggle to keep little Boyson healthy. But he still has big dreams for his son.

    "I want him to get educated, and to do well. I want him to have a bright future."

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  • Alinafe knew her baby was on the way – she just didn’t realise how soon.

    Alinafe knew her baby was on the way – she just didn’t realise how soon.

  • Midwives at Simulemba are working against the odds – but there’s only so much they can do.

    Midwives at Simulemba are working against the odds – but there’s only so much they can do.

  • No new mum should have to wash in conditions like these.

    No new mum should have to wash in conditions like these.

  • Your support can change things for mums and babies at Simulemba.

    Your support can change things for mums and babies at Simulemba.

  • This is too much responsibility for a grandmother to carry.

    This is too much responsibility for a grandmother to carry.

  • New mums and midwives deserve more dignity than this.

    New mums and midwives deserve more dignity than this.

  • Despite the challenges ahead, Bernard has big dreams for his son.

    Despite the challenges ahead, Bernard has big dreams for his son.

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Deliver life in

Ethiopia

  • Uchiya is incredibly strong – because she has to be.
    ©WaterAid/ Mustafah Abdulaziz

    Meet Uchiya

    There's no denying Uchiya's incredible strength.

    Four times a day - and eight months pregnant - she walks for miles through treacherous terrain to collect water for her family. Water that isn’t even safe to drink, but she has no choice.

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  • Every day, thousands of mums-to-be like Uchiya are risking everything for dirty water.
    ©WaterAid/ Mustafah Abdulaziz

    ‘Sometimes I fall down and hurt myself’

    “The road is very slopey. It’s impossible to walk down, Now I’m almost ready to give birth, I’m walking slowly. But sometimes I fall down and hurt myself.”

    For Uchiya, collecting water means scrambling down a steep rock face, then summoning the strength to climb back up and make her way home with a 20-litre jerry can full of water – all while heavily pregnant.

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  • No mum-to-be should have to drink water like this.
    ©WaterAid/ Mustafah Abdulaziz

    'We have a big problem with the water here'

    It's not just the punishing journey to the river that's putting Uchiya and the precious life she's carrying at risk.

    "Sometimes we go to the river in the night and there are leeches. If we drink the water, they get stuck in our throat or stomach and make people sick. It’s very difficult."

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  • Just imagine what a mum like Uchiya could do with more time.
    ©WaterAid/ Mustafah Abdulaziz

    Time to change everything

    For thousands of women like Uchiya, having access to clean, safe water nearby will save them hours of precious time every day, which they can use to earn a living, care for their families and escape the devastating cycle of poverty.

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  • Things have already changed for Uchiya. But with your support, there’s so much more we can do.
    ©WaterAid/ Mustafah Abdulaziz

    With your support, we can transform even more lives

    Thanks to incredible people like you, Uchiya's village now has access to clean, safe water – transforming the lives of the entire community.

    But there are still thousands more mums and their families around the world you can help us reach.

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  • You can deliver a better future for thousands of mums around the world.

    £15 could bring clean, safe water to a mum like Uchiya

    That means no longer having to make the long walk for dirty water while heavily pregnant.

    It means giving birth in a clean maternity ward, where safe water is available at the turn of a tap. And it means the chance to give more newborn babies the healthy start in life they deserve.

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  • Uchiya is incredibly strong – because she has to be.

    Uchiya is incredibly strong – because she has to be.

  • Every day, thousands of mums-to-be like Uchiya are risking everything for dirty water.

    Every day, thousands of mums-to-be like Uchiya are risking everything for dirty water.

  • No mum-to-be should have to drink water like this.

    No mum-to-be should have to drink water like this.

  • Just imagine what a mum like Uchiya could do with more time.

    Just imagine what a mum like Uchiya could do with more time.

  • Things have already changed for Uchiya. But with your support, there’s so much more we can do.

    Things have already changed for Uchiya. But with your support, there’s so much more we can do.

  • You can deliver a better future for thousands of mums around the world.

    You can deliver a better future for thousands of mums around the world.

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Deliver life in

Madagascar

  • A year ago, your support changed everything for Mariane.
    ©WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

    Meet Mariane

    Mariane lives in Ambohimatsinjo village. She’s mum to baby Angelo, who was the first baby born in the community after they got clean, safe water – thanks to your amazing support for our To Be A Girl appeal.

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  • Unlike thousands of mums, Mariane had clean, safe water for Angelo from day one.
    ©WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

    ‘Being a mum is something magic’

    Mariane gave birth to three of her children at home, without safe water. But with Angelo, things were different. He was born in a health centre, where we worked with a local partner to build toilets and install clean, safe running water.

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  • You’ve already achieved something amazing for girls around the world.

    A journey that transformed lives

    This isn’t the first time you’ve helped us change lives. By supporting our To Be A Girl appeal, you raised enough money to get clean, safe water and toilets to 250,000 girls and their communities – including Ambohimatsinjo village.

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  • This is the one of the best gifts you can give to any mum.
    ©WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

    ‘Baby Angelo is very lucky’

    Now 12 months old, Angelo is thriving – and Mariane knows why.

    “Baby Angelo is very lucky compared to his older brothers and sisters. He is healthier because he isn’t growing up with dirty water. Seeing my children happy and healthy is the best thing for me as a mum.”

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  • Angelo loves the new water pump – and Mariane loves knowing he’s safe.
    ©WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

    The joy of clean, safe water

    Today, visiting the new water point is a big part of daily life for Mariane and her son.

    “Angelo loves going to the water pump with me. He loves playing with the water, and copies people using the pump. He loves drinking fresh water.”

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  • Clean, safe water means the chance to enjoy Angelo’s childhood.
    ©WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

    ‘Angelo is a nickname from his father’

    “Angelo’s first word was ‘Dada’ and the second was ‘baba’, which means eating rice. I came only as his third word, ‘Mama’.

    "Angelo is a nickname from his father. When he was born his Dad called him Angelo because he said he was like an angel.”

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  • Thanks to people like you, Mariane has big dreams for Angelo’s future.
    ©WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

    With clean, safe water, everything is possible

    Your support means everything to Mariane. Thanks to you, she can focus on building a better future for her family.

    “Knowing that my children will grow up with clean water makes me motivated to work harder to support them. I would love to see Angelo becoming a doctor when he grows up. That would make me really proud.”

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  • A year ago, your support changed everything for Mariane.

    A year ago, your support changed everything for Mariane.

  • Unlike thousands of mums, Mariane had clean, safe water for Angelo from day one.

    Unlike thousands of mums, Mariane had clean, safe water for Angelo from day one.

  • You’ve already achieved something amazing for girls around the world.

    You’ve already achieved something amazing for girls around the world.

  • This is the one of the best gifts you can give to any mum.

    This is the one of the best gifts you can give to any mum.

  • Angelo loves the new water pump – and Mariane loves knowing he’s safe.

    Angelo loves the new water pump – and Mariane loves knowing he’s safe.

  • Clean, safe water means the chance to enjoy Angelo’s childhood.

    Clean, safe water means the chance to enjoy Angelo’s childhood.

  • Thanks to people like you, Mariane has big dreams for Angelo’s future.

    Thanks to people like you, Mariane has big dreams for Angelo’s future.

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Deliver life in

UK

  • Your support has been incredible

    Your support for Deliver Life has been overwhelming. Together, you’ve raised enough money to get safe water to thousands of brave, strong, incredible mums and their families around the world, transforming their birth stories and giving their new arrivals the best possible start in life.

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  • Stars speak out for Deliver Life
    ©WaterAid/ Charlie Gray

    Meet Deliver Life's celebrity supporters

    “As a mum myself, the thought of having to bring my child into the world in an environment where there’s no fresh or clean water is terrifying.”

    Actress Anne-Marie Duff is supporting Deliver Life – alongside a whole host of other stars. Find out why they're standing with mums and their families around the world.

    Meet our celebrity supporters
  • Parallel Lives: experience life as a midwife

    Experience what life is like for midwives Juliana Msoffe in rural Tanzania and One Born Every Minute’s Delia Jepson in the UK – at the click of a button.

    Explore our new interactive film and move between two very different worlds, as you discover what safe water means when it comes to delivering life.

    Watch the film
  • Actor Hugh Bonneville has been supporting our Deliver Life appeal. This is why.
    ©WaterAid/James McCauley

    Actor Hugh Bonneville supports Deliver Life

    After a visit to see our work in India, Downton Abbey star and WaterAid ambassador Hugh Bonneville has been supporting our Deliver Life appeal.

    "We all want to make sure that babies everywhere have the best start in life but this is not possible without safe water, toilets and effective hygiene practices."

    Read Hugh's blog
  • One Born Every Minute’s Cheryl and Delia faced a whole new challenge at Kiomboi hospital.

    One Born Every Minute visits Tanzania

    Cheryl and Delia – stars of Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute – are used to delivering life. But without a regular supply of safe water at Kiomboi hospital, it was a whole new challenge.

    As the hospital undergoes some extraordinary changes, Cheryl and Delia met the midwives, proud mums and newborns that make it such a special place.

    Read the story
  • Take a peek inside the maternity bags of mums-to-be around the world.

    What counts as essential as your due date draws near?

    From baby clothes and blankets to plastic sheets and razor blades – knowing you’ll have safe water when you give birth makes a huge difference to mums-to-be as they pack their maternity bags.

    Meet the mums-to-be
  • Celebs and bloggers share their #firstbabyselfie photos.

    Join Claire Sweeney and others – share your #firstbabyselfie

    A host of famous faces, including Claire Sweeney, Jamie Theakston and Samia Ghadie, are supporting our Deliver Life appeal – and you can join them!

    Share a photo of you and your newborn - or you as a baby - using #firstbabyselfie and make a donation to WaterAid, so no mum has to deliver life without clean water.

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  • Thanks to you, we reached over two million people with safe water last year.

    Investing in projects that will change lives for years to come

    Last year, we reached over two million people with safe water, provided toilets for 3.1 million people and supported over 8.2 million people on improving hygiene practices.

    In 2016, thanks to your incredible support, that work will continue. In partnership with the UK Government, we’ll be undertaking projects in health centres, communities and schools in Ethiopia, Malawi and Rwanda, reaching thousands of families with essential taps and toilets.

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  • The #LengthsParentsGoTo are incredible. Join us as we celebrate your amazing stories.

    These are the #LengthsParentsGoTo

    What's the most amazing thing your parents have done for you?

    Join us as we celebrate the #LengthsParentsGoTo, and tell us the things your mums, dads and relatives have done for you – in solidarity with families living without safe water and the extraordinary things they do for their children every day.

    Share your story
  • You’ve helped change the lives of thousands of mums and their families.

    You’ve helped change the lives of thousands of mums and their families.

  • Stars speak out for Deliver Life

    Stars speak out for Deliver Life

  • Being a midwife in Tanzania is a world away from delivering life in the UK. Our film shows why.

    Being a midwife in Tanzania is a world away from delivering life in the UK. Our film shows why.

  • Actor Hugh Bonneville has been supporting our Deliver Life appeal. This is why.

    Actor Hugh Bonneville has been supporting our Deliver Life appeal. This is why.

  • One Born Every Minute’s Cheryl and Delia faced a whole new challenge at Kiomboi hospital.

    One Born Every Minute’s Cheryl and Delia faced a whole new challenge at Kiomboi hospital.

  • Take a peek inside the maternity bags of mums-to-be around the world.

    Take a peek inside the maternity bags of mums-to-be around the world.

  • Celebs and bloggers share their #firstbabyselfie photos.

    Celebs and bloggers share their #firstbabyselfie photos.

  • Thanks to you, we reached over two million people with safe water last year.

    Thanks to you, we reached over two million people with safe water last year.

  • The #LengthsParentsGoTo are incredible. Join us as we celebrate your amazing stories.

    The #LengthsParentsGoTo are incredible. Join us as we celebrate your amazing stories.

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