Every child deserves clean water

World Vision activates partnerships and community engagement to bring clean water to people around the world, helping create fullness of life for children in need.

Why Water

World Vision’s water projects are comprehensive, complex, and sustainable. They engage the community, religious leaders, and local government. After rigorous assessment, engineers choose from different types of water points depending on the geography and the needs of a community. Projects also focus on improved sanitation and hygiene solutions like building latrines and organizing communities to implement good habits such as handwashing.

Water changes the lives of children. They have better health, improved nutrition, and can go to school instead of spending the day fetching water. Through World Vision’s comprehensive and sustainable water projects across Africa, $50 will provide clean water for one person for a lifetime.

How World Vision Works

World Vision is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world—reaching one new person with clean water every 30 seconds.

World Vision’s water projects are sustainable, comprehensive and complex. We engage the community, religious leaders, and local government. After rigorous assessment, engineers choose from different types of water points depending on the geography and the needs of a community. Projects also focus on improved sanitation and hygiene solutions like building latrines and organizing communities to implement good habits such as handwashing.

These trucks traverse great distances to drill up to hundreds of feet underground to tap into water aquifers.

Hand pumps in the middle of a community allow water to be generated without electricity.

These panels generate energy from the sun to pull water from pumps, up into storage tanks, and then allow gravity to feed water to various communities.

Pipelines transport water from access points and allow for water distribution across hundreds of miles.

Roofs and other kinds of catchments collect rainwater into a storage tank for treatment and distribution.

From catching rainwater to receiving water from pumps or pipelines, community members come and fill up jugs for a small cost.

Sanitation and hygiene are promoted by community leaders and practiced with ventilated, improved latrines and handwashing stations.

Local technicians and members of the water users association are elected to help maintain water projects for long-term sustainability.

These water projects run in harmony with our other key areas of development: health, education, food, and economic development. This approach tackles the root causes of poverty, enabling children to experience fullness of life.

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When you sponsor a child, you help provide them with things like access to clean water, nutritious food, basic medical care, and the chance to go to school. Sponsorship multiplies the impact of your fundraising through Team World Vision and brings a distant cause close to home through a personal relationship with your sponsored child.

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