Nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. But World Vision believes the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes. That's why we're focused on providing clean water and sanitation to every person in every community we work in, including the most vulnerable populations in the hardest-to-reach places. World Vision is providing clean water to one new person every 10 seconds!
Every child deserves clean water. It is not only a basic human right, it is also the essential building block of life that allows children and their communities to survive and flourish. 844 million people lack access to clean water 1/3 of the world's population (2.5 billion) lack access to improved sanitation Women and girls primarily carry the burden of fetching water and taking care of sick children, leaving girls out of school and women unable to pursue income generating activities.
Your gift will bring lasting change to communities by helping to provide resources like; deep wells that supply safe water; storage containers for rainwater; piping systems to irrigate crops and improve access to clean water; purification equipment to treat water contaminated by bacteria and other disease carriers; hygiene education, and latrines and hand-washing stations to protect clean water sources and improve children's health.
By giving water, you can give life. Clean water and safe hygiene practices help restore health and free children from deadly, preventable diseases. It frees women and girls from a life spent gathering dirty, contaminated water. It saves livestock and farms. And it opens the door to education and a promising future. Our work succeeds because the model is sustainable, community-based, and community-owned. A recent study in Ghana found that nearly 80% of our wells are high-functioning after 20 yrs.
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Meghan Markle visited a Rwanda project in 2016