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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Press Kit

World Vision is investing $400 million over six years to address the global water crisis and reach 7.5 million people in Africa alone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

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Nov 9, 2015

Quiz: Find the perfect gift that gives back

What do you get for the person who has everything? We'll help you find just the right Gift Catalog gift in less than a minute!

Sponsored child christmas gift
Nov 10, 2015

Share big dreams: Give a Special Gift to your sponsored child this Christmas

Make your sponsored child’s dreams come true with a Special Gift that will benefit him or her and the entire family.

This November, the Harlem Globetotters partner with World Vision for the #GOATee for a Good Cause Campaign.
Nov 1, 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters join World Vision’s #GOATee for a Good Cause campaign

This November, the Harlem Globetotters partner with World Vision for the #GOATee for a Good Cause Campaign. 

A local repair committee in the Greater Afram Plains region of Ghana fix a well provided by World Vision.
Oct 29, 2015

The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world

Researchers found that nearly 80 percent of wells drilled by World Vsion, which integrates local water and sanitation committees, usage fees, and repair teams into its model of delivering clean water, were still operational after more than two decades.

World Vision announces pledge to provide one new person with clean water every 10 seconds by 2020
Sep 29, 2015

World Vision announces pledge to provide one new person with clean water every 10 seconds by 2020

Philanthropists Dana and Dave Dornsife announced their intentions to provide $40 million over five years to support World Vision water, sanitation, and hygiene programs (WASH) in Africa.

Children celebrate the arrival of clean drinking water at their school in a World Vision area development program in Wema, Kenya. PHOTO: World Vision
Sep 30, 2015

Clean Water for All

World Vision announced a commitment to provide clean water to one new person every 10 seconds by the year 2020. Philanthropists Dana and Dave Dornsife announced their intentions to provide $40 million over five years to support World Vision WASH programs.

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Aug 28, 2015

Martin Truex, Jr. and Furniture Row Racing Team Welcome Grand Prize Sweepstakes Winner at Talladega

Furniture Row gives one lucky fan and a guest the trip of a lifetime while also  helping World Vision provide clean water to children and families.

Jul 22, 2015

Steve Hilton of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Dana and Dave Dornsife honored as first Water Warrior Award recipients

World Vision is honoring Steven M. Hilton of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Dana and Dave Dornsife as the first recipients of its Water Warrior Award.

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WASH Program Evaluation Result (PDF)

World Vision focuses on building community capacity so water systems continue to function even after we have left. We work with communities to create the management structure for each water point to take care of the water point and collect fees for maintenance and repair. We train local people on well maintenance and, where necessary, work to create a supply chain for repair parts.

InterAction factsheet on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PDF)

The U.S. has provided significant leadership to help tens of millions of people gain access to safer drinking water and sanitation facilities globally. USAID leads U.S. efforts in this sector, focusing primarily on improving health outcomes through the provision of sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation, as well as managing water for agriculture to improve food security.