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Help us bring the life-saving gift of clean water to the people of Honduras.
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.
Of the nearly 9.6 million people living in Honduras, 1.5 million lack access to clean, accessible water resources—and 1.2 million are from rural areas. Rural families lacking access to safe water have no choice but to consume water from streams or open wells—the same places where people bathe and wash clothes, and animals defecate—leading to diseases.
In Honduras, World Vision works with communities to protect watersheds where there are springs. By protecting and managing these micro-watersheds, we can improve the water flow from the springs and help ensure resilience from changing weather patterns. World Vision then constructs collection tanks and pipelines primarily using gravity to provide water to communities. We can provide water connections inside the home or right outside the door.
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
In just the first half of fiscal year 2022, despite rampant inflation and fuel shortages:
- 14,319 people received access to clean water
- 7,165 people gained access to handwashing facilities
- 3,793 families now have reliable access to clean water
- 870 students at 12 schools now have clean water on campus
Additionally, six health facilities were reached with clean water for drinking, bathing, and keeping the clinics clean and safer for patients. None of this would be possible without your partnership, thank you!
World Vision and our partners commit to finish the job and reach everyone, everywhere we work with clean water in Honduras. We will reach 650,000 people by 2027, more than half of the people lacking clean water in the rural areas of the entire country.
“…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.