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Help Us Bring the Life-Saving Gift of Clean Water to People in Africa.
The global water crisis is one of the biggest public health crises of our day. Nearly 1000 children die every day from drinking contaminated water. The reason for these deaths is that water is still collected by hundreds of millions of people from rivers and lakes and open wells. In fact, 785 million people do not have access to a basic clean water source for their homes. That’s 1 out of every 10 people on the planet. Of the 785 million people who are without access to clean water, 40% live in sub-Saharan Africa which is more than 320 million people. Poverty is a huge barrier to access to water and sanitation, and most of the world’s poorest countries are in sub-Saharan Africa.
- $500 provides clean water, handwashing and sanitation education to transform 10 people
- $2,500 provides clean water, handwashing and sanitation education to transform 50 people
- $12,500 provides clean water, handwashing and sanitation education to transform 250 people
- $25,000 provides clean water, handwashing and sanitation education to transform 500 people
Water is so fundamental to development. If we don’t get water right, then a community will stay in poverty despite our best efforts. But, when we get water right, it changes everything. Kids are healthy because they’re not sick from dirty water. There’s not growth stunting that occurs when kids have persistent diarrhea. They can go to school and get an education instead of hauling water. Women can be freed from the slavery of hauling water every day and pursue economic opportunities. Communities and lives are transformed.
World Vision has become the largest nongovernmental provider of clean drinking water – reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds. We’re committed to reach everyone, everywhere we work with clean water by 2030 – some 50 million people. We have an excellent track record of results -having reached more than 11.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa with clean water from 2016 to 2020.
With your help, World Vision plans to reach 12.3 million people with clean water in sub-Saharan Africa between 2021-2025.
Please help us solve the global water crisis.
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.
The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.