♫ On the seventh day of Christmas,
Walter gave to meeeee....
seven masons smiling,
six taps a running,
thirty-fiiiiiive years of progress,
four taps for schools,
three full wells,
two brand new loos,
and clean, safe water for a baby!   
Trained local masons and toilet slab makers in Ambatoantrano village, Madagascar. Being trained masons means they have a vocation and can help more local communities enjoy the life-changing benefits of the humble loo.   

♫ On the sixth day of Christmas,
Walter gave to meeeee....
six taps a running,
thirty-fiiiiiive years of progress,
four taps for schools,
three full wells,
two brand new loos,
and clean, safe water for a baby!   
At Mahadev Primary School in Madhya Pradesh, India, the school has a 'Child Cabinet', set up to encourage and monitor hygiene, behaviour and attendance. With better hygiene facilities and education, classmates are at less risk of hygiene-related diseases and can spend more time in school. 

♫ On the fifth day of Christmas,
Walter gave to meeeee....
Thirty-fiiiiiive years of progress,
four taps for schools,
three full wells,
two brand new loos,
and clean, safe water for a baby!   

WaterAid's history stretches back 35 years to 1981 when on 21 July we were officially established as a charitable trust. Since then, incredible progress has been made – 9 in 10 people around the world now have access to safe water. Together, we can look forward to the time when we can say that we helped bring clean, safe water to everyone everywhere… one family, one village, one country at a time.


♫ On the fourth day of Christmas,
Walter gave to meeeee....
four taps for schools,
three full wells,
two brand new loos,
and clean, safe water for a baby!   
Pupils enjoying their new hand washing station installed by WaterAid in 2016. Since receiving new facilities at their school, children are now more motivated to go to school and have a safe, private place to go to the toilet.
 
♫ On the third day of Christmas,
Walter gave to meeeee....
three full wells,
two brand new loos,
and clean, safe water for a baby!   
It's a tug-o-well! This community in Udayapur, Nepal pulls together to take out the mud extracted from the well drilling process.  

♫ On the second day of Christmas,
Walter gave to meeeee....
two brand new loos
and clean, safe water for a baby!   
5-year-old Henitsoa stands proudly inside her toilet block at her school in Ankazobe district, Madagascar. 88% of the population in Madagascar lack access to sanitation and so adults and children alike in this village cherish their toilets.

♫ On the first day of Christmas,
Walter gave to meeeee....
clean, safe water for a baby!   

Baby Leonardo

Meet six day old, Leonardo. This little treasure was the first baby born after safe water arrived in the village of Ambonidobo, Madagascar in November, 2016.

Walter and baby