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Exauce

Exauce

Girl | 2 years old
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Birthday: December 12, 2019

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Jovany

Jovany

Boy | 12 years old
Peru

Birthday: January 10, 2010

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Yofreisi

Yofreisi

Boy | 1 year old
Dominican Republic

Birthday: November 08, 2020

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Christopher Free

2022 Berlin Marathon


Hi!
Two stirring things: 1) After two years of COVID cancellations, I hope to run the 2022 Berlin Marathon finally, Lord willing, and 2) I’m humbled to join Team World Vision to help provide child sponsorship for 20 children!!!

Jenna and I have supported World Vision every month for over 13 years now, and I’m honored I’ll be wearing the World Vision jersey as I run the Berlin Marathon. Please consider joining us; we can help change lives together!

Thanks for your support!
Chris Free

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What is Child Sponsorship?

World Vision works alongside community members and leaders to address their unique needs and help their community thrive. By sponsoring a child, you’re providing them with:

 

Clean Water & Sanitation This means access to safe water, training community members to maintain wells and water pumps, building latrines, and training community members to improve hygiene practices.

Education World Vision’s education projects include school fees, books, uniforms, classroom repairs, restored schools, and training for teachers and parents to provide a child with opportunities for the future.

Nutritious Food World Vision goes beyond food distribution by creating sustainable food supplies through agricultural programs and improved nutrition and training.

Health Care Your child sponsorship provides access to medical clinics, vaccinations, training in disease prevention, and other health care programs.

Economic Development Micro-loans and business training enable families to build a better future for children.

Child Protection World Vision advocates for child rights and encourages children to speak up against abuse and injustice.


How World Vision Works: 
Bringing Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

At World Vision, we believe that every child deserves clean water. It's the essential building block of life that allows children and their communities to survive and flourish. Our community-based approach gives us deep roots in the community, while our more than 60-year history provides us with the longevity and experience to take quality, sustainable interventions to scale. 

World Vision has been working in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for more than 50 years, starting in the 1960s primarily with small water projects in individual communities. Over the last five years, we have reached more than 7 million people with water, sanitation, and hygiene, specifically providing safe drinking water to more than 5.5 million people. 

The ultimate goal of all of World Vision's work is child well-being. The following four targets define child well-being at World Vision:

      • Children enjoy good health.
      • Children obtain education for life.
      • Children experience the love of God and their neighbors.
      • Children are cared for, protected, and participating.

World Vision believes that sustainable well-being is impossible without sustainable, equitable access to clean water, dignified sanitation, and appropriate hygiene behaviors.

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

Drill Rigs

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

Wells

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


Solar Pumps

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

Pipelines

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


Rain Catchments

Roofs and other 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 come and fill up jugs for a small cost.

Latrines & Hand-Washing

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

Repair Mechanics

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