Global Water Point
Recommended Price $500
Help us bring water points to the people who need it the most. The global water crisis is one of the biggest public health crises of our day. More than 800 children under 5 die every day from drinking contaminated...More Details
Help us bring water points to the people who need it the most.
The global water crisis is one of the biggest public health crises of our day. More than 800 children under 5 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, 771 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.
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.
WHAT IS A WATER POINT?
World Vision determines the type of water point to provide in a community based on an assessment of what will be most sustainable, cost-effective and based on the available water sources. Types of water points may include a water kiosk in a community, a hand-pump well, or a solar-powered system. The water may be provided through a borehole drilled by a drilling rig. Or, it may be provided by a water source such as a protected spring and then a piped water system running into a community. Each water system is either protected or treated to ensure it is safe for users to drink.
Our standard is to ensure that every community member has access to water within 30 minutes roundtrip of their home, including the waiting time at the water point. This means that the number of water points we have in a specific area will vary by population and geography. On average, we estimate about 200-300 people are served by each water point. Therefore, depending on the yield of the system, many thousands of people could be served by one complete system.
An independent study funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and conducted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in the Greater Afram Plains region of Ghana showed that nearly 80% of wells installed by World Vision were still functioning at high levels after nearly two decades. In contrast, previous studies have shown that 30% to 50% of non–World Vision-installed wells are not repaired when they inevitably break down. The reason for this high level of success is that we work with communities to ensure they own the water points and are able to fix them when they break down.
When you give a gift of $15,000 to our water point work, we will report back to you to show you the impact that your donation is making by providing a report of a specific water point that you have helped fund. The report will include a photo of a water point with GPS coordinates, and the number of people who have benefited.
Due to COVID-19 delays, we will typically be able to provide the report in 12 to 15 months.
Your gift is a sacred trust. We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible. The gift options shown reflect World Vision projects and the suggested donation amounts are based on periodic surveys of the countries we serve. Each item is representative of the gift category in which it appears, and donations will be used to provide assistance within that gift category where it is needed most. When you give any animal gift, a portion of the gift may also help provide watering sources, farming assistance, hunger relief, and other related essentials as needed.
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.