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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education and economic opportunity.
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Benjamin Franklin famously said, “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” Those that live in the United States often do not think twice about the source of their water or whether it is safe to bathe in or drink. It is a luxury that billions of people worldwide do not know, an uncertainty that communities live with every day. Throughout the movement for clean water access is an acronym called WASH, which stands for “water, sanitation and hygiene services.” This concept is used widely by our charity partners and other government entities that focus on worldwide clean…

Charity Photos

  • Title: Mustafa, holds the goats that helped save his family
  • Charity: World Vision
  • Country: South Sudan
  • Photo Credit: Aggrey Nyondwa / World Vision

  • Title: World Vision Ukraine Response
  • Charity: World Vision
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Photo Credit: Laura Reinhardt / World Vision

Catalin Romanescu, a social worker with World Vision’s Romania office, joyfully catches a ball from 2-year-old Dima outside a child play area World Vision has set up along the border with Ukraine. The play area gives Dima and other children impacted by the crisis in Ukraine a safe space to play and stretch their legs while they wait with their families for the next bus to continue their journey.

  • Title: Refugee family finds hope after receiving Gift Catalog goats
  • Charity: World Vision
  • Country: South Sudan
  • Photo Credit: Aggrey Nyondwa / World Vision

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For impoverished children, access to clean water not only restores health but also opens doors to educational opportunities and a future to pursue their God-given potential. For more than three decades, World Vision has worked in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), originally starting with small water projects. Today, World Vision is reaching one new person every 10 seconds with clean water and one new person with handwashing promotion as well. Here are five examples of our water work around the world. 1. Gravity-fed water pipeline In the northern Kenyan community of Kesot, clean water rushes from a gravity-fed water pipeline system. A hilltop dam protects and diverts spring water and the pipeline — which community members helped build and now help maintain — delivers it to homes and the three primary schools. Students, like Cheru, can attend class because they spend less time gathering water and because the schools are…