VIDEO: Walking in Sabina’s shoes — for water

As seen in USA Today: While staying in rural Africa with Sabina, World Vision photojournalist Kari Costanza walks miles in this mother’s shoes to fetch filthy water from the river that was once her only source of the life-giving necessity.

Published December 23, 2011 at 12:00am PST

How many times per day do you use water? What do you use it for? Where do you go to acquire that water?

And what would it be like if your only source of water was far away — and could make you terribly sick?

While staying with Sabina, World Vision’s Kari Costanza wanted to answer that question by experiencing a reality that so many people face each day — having to walk several miles across rough, unforgiving terrain to fetch heavy loads of water contaminated with dangerous bacteria.

Learn more

Watch this video to learn about Kari’s experience, and read the USA Today article that mentions Sabina’s story.

Give a gift…

This Christmas, give a gift that can help change lives. Make a one-time donation to World Vision’s Clean Water Fund. Your contribution will help provide the life-giving gift of clean water and sanitation to communities like Sabina’s that struggle with poverty and waterborne illness. “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” —Matthew 10:42 (NIV)

You can also sponsor a child in need. By sharing your love and support, you’ll help provide essentials like clean water — the foundation of life, health, and hope.