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Help us bring the life-saving gift of clean water to Africa.
The global water crisis is one of the biggest public health crises of our day. Every day, more than 800 children under 5 die from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and unsafe hygiene practices. The daily walk for water is robbing women and girls of their futures. And growing droughts around the world are leading to malnutrition and death.
1 of every 10 people on the planet have no access to clean water. That’s 771 million people who lack basic drinking water access, with 122 million people still using surface water as their source. And of the 771 million people who are without access to clean water, 40% live in sub-Saharan Africa which is more than 320 million people. The global water crisis also disproportionately impacts women and girls, who spend an estimated 200 million hours hauling water every day.
As a Christian, faith-based organization, World Vision is uniquely positioned to work with local religious leaders of all faiths as agents of change and advocates for the importance of clean water, improved sanitation, and healthy hygiene behaviors. In fact, 8,763 faith leaders participated in water, sanitation, and hygiene efforts in 2021. World Vision is also the leading nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world.
Every 10 seconds World Vision reaches one new person with clean water and hygiene education!
What we have accomplished together so far
Since October 2021, we have provided:
- 835,782 people with clean water access
- 1,153,783 people with improved household sanitation access
- 1,283,709 people with access to handwashing facilities
Additionally, 6,340 wells and water points have been built or rehabilitated, 205,090 sanitation facilities have been built, and 2,205 WASH committees have been formed. None of this would be possible without your partnership!
With your help, World Vision plans to reach 12.3 million people with clean water in sub-Saharan Africa between 2021-2025. Thank you for prayerfully considering partnering with us in this life-saving work by making a gift to Africa Water Fund.
“…I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…” —Matthew 25:35 (NIV)
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.