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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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Cascade Designs President Joe McSwiney highlights global health and job creation benefits at the Environmental Goods Agreement launch event.
Oct 9, 2014

Cascade Designs supports effort to boost exports of U.S.-made environmental technologies

World Vision partners with Cascade Designs and several global health non-profit organizations to develop a new water purification device to bring clean water to populations around the world.

Eugene Cho: Going deep for global water solutions
Sep 16, 2014

Eugene Cho: Going deep for global water solutions

Pastor, speaker, and author Eugene Cho's parents grew up in extreme poverty in Korea. He describes the "not with hand-outs but with hand-ups" approach that gave them respect and dignity and how these solutions work best for clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Water Now
Sep 5, 2014

Water Now springs to life in Stockholm

"Water Now" organizers have selected World Vision to be their philanthropic and educational partner based on years of experience and success addressing water issues around the world.

Blog: The longevity of World Vision water wells
Sep 2, 2014

Blog: The longevity of World Vision water wells

A new scientific study by the UNC Water Institute shows that World Vision water wells continue to flow for decades.

Well repair committee in Ghana
Sep 2, 2014

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

UNC study finds World Vision’s model of local water committees and usage fees results in nearly 80 percent of wells remaining in use after two decades.

The No. 78 Furniture Row/World Vision Chevrolet wrapped with the message, "Clean Water Changes Lives."
Aug 19, 2014

World Vision hopes to rev NASCAR fans giving engines for clean water

NASCAR fans will have the opportunity to change lives in a village across the globe this month by donating $10 to provide clean water for four years to a child in  Zambia.

Clean water and sanitation among top needs for child and family in Uganda
Jul 25, 2014

Clean water and sanitation among top needs for child and family in Uganda

For 5-year-old Juliet and her family in northern Uganda, the number-one concern is dirty water and poor sanitation. Every day, these humanitarian crises deprive 1,600 children of life before they reach their fifth birthday. You can share your own birthday to help raise funds to provide clean water for children in need. Just $50 provides someone clean water for life!

Video: Getting clean water for the first time
Jun 3, 2014

Video: Getting clean water for the first time

Meet Violet and other children from Zambia as they tell their stories of hardship from dirty water. A World Vision Water project here aims to reach 40,000 children like them with access to clean water that will change their lives and help them pursue their dreams.

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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.