Nearly 1,000 children under the age of 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. Furthermore, the average distance many women and children in the developing world walk for water is 6K (3.7mi).

But we believe the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes. $50 provides clean water to one person in need and when you register for the Global 6K for Water you'll provide clean water to one person through your $50 registration fee ($25 for kids)! Learn more about our water work below.

World Vision's Water Work

How World Vision Works

World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world and our water projects run in harmony with our other key areas of development: health, education, food, and economic development. This approach to clean water tackles the root causes of poverty, enabling children to experience the fullness of life.

Drill Rigs

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


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

Solar Pumps

These panels generate energy from the sun to pull water from pumps and 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.

Rain Catchments

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

Water Kiosks

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

Latrines & Handwashing

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

Repair Mechanics

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