charity: water, World Vision partner for clean water project

More than 20,000 people in 22 communities will benefit from new wells and well rehabilitation projects in 2013 through a partnership between World Vision and charity: water.

By Kelli Day, World Vision U.S.
Published March 4, 2013 at 12:00am PST

Clean water, sanitation, and good hygiene are basic necessities most Americans take for granted — but for many children around the world, they can be the difference between life and death.

In the world today, nearly 1 billion people lack access to drinking water from an improved drinking water source — such as a simple hand pump well or a piped water system — and 2.5 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation.

Clean water for 20,000 people in 2013

As part of a five-year focus on water and sanitation projects in Malawi, World Vision announces a new partnership with charity: water, specifically targeting needs in communities where less than 50 percent of the population has access to clean water.

This month, World Vision and charity: water will launch water interventions in Malawi, with 55 new wells and 40 rehabilitated wells planned for 2013.

“We’re very excited about this new partnership between charity: water and World Vision,” said charity: water CEO and founder Scott Harrison.

“By working together, we’ll be able to provide clean water to 20,000 people in Malawi this year. Many charity: water donors have worked hard to make this a reality, by fundraising, giving, and sharing the story of Malawi with their friends.”

A collaborative effort

World Vision is proud to partner with charity: water, a leader and innovator in mobilizing supporters to bring water to the millions in need around the globe.

With World Vision’s 35-year history of holistic community development work in Malawi, this partnership allows a collaborative effort that significantly expands water interventions in many communities.

“Imagine what life is like when you have to walk for miles every time you need water,” said Rich Stearns, president of World Vision. “Because it is so fundamental to our existence, there is no other humanitarian intervention that has a more dramatic effect on children and families than access to clean water and sanitation.

“We are deeply grateful for charity: water’s innovative partnership,” Rich added. “Together, we can bring more water to thousands who are living without access.”

Three ways you can help

Pray for children and families with limited access to clean water. Thank God for this new partnership to bring clean water to more than 20,000 people in Malawi.

Make a one-time donation to our Clean Water Fund to help bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to communities. Your gift will help save children from the suffering caused by parasites, worms, dysentery, and diarrhea. Plus, they’ll be able to attend school because they won’t have to spend their days sick in bed or walking long distances to collect water.

Contact your members of Congress. Voice your support for the Water for the World Act to help improve global access to clean water and sanitation.