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1. You helped secure Global Goal 6 on water and sanitation
After three years of campaigning and hundreds of thousands of petition signatures, you helped us achieve something truly historic in 2015: a Global Goal dedicated to water and sanitation and the chance of a better future for our planet, and everybody on it.
Celebrating Global Goal 6 in Madagascar.
2. You helped mothers and midwives deliver life
Thanks to your generous support to our end-of-year campaign, WaterAid will be reaching 130,000 new and expectant mothers with clean water so that they and their midwives can safely deliver healthy babies.
3. You helped us get emergency aid to Nepal
When two devastating earthquakes struck Nepal, we launched an emergency appeal – and you did everything you could to help. Thanks to you, we were able to distribute thousands of water purification tablets and hygiene kits to those who were affected.
4. You gave a shit
On World Toilet Day, you showed that you #giveashit and created and shared custom poop emojis to help us raise awareness about the 1 in 3 people worldwide who lack adequate sanitation.
5. You carried the burden
Crossfitters came together for World Water Day in the 2nd Annual Carry the Burden Race. Competitors ran for 3.7 miles carrying 40-pounds of water!
6. You enjoyed our ‘See Through Loo’ at the world’s greatest music festival
From the outside, it looked like a regular toilet with a handy mirror on the front door. But from the inside, the Domestos See Through Loo at the Global Citizen Festival gave festivalgoers a taste of what life’s like when you don’t have a safe, private place to go to the toilet. And this is what you made of it:
7. You helped us stay on top
Because of supporters like you, WaterAid was awarded 4 stars (the highest ranking available) by Charity Navigator for the third consecutive year, and we were named the #1 water and sanitation non-profit by Philanthropedia.
8. You helped us reach over 220 people an hour with safe water
In 2014-15, we reached 2 million people with safe water, 3.1 million people with sanitation and 8.2 million people with hygiene – none of which would have been possible without the incredible support of people like you. Which is why we made you this: