Water and Sanitation
Water is one of the world’s most precious natural resources. However, 80 countries regularly experience serious water shortages. Children’s tiny bodies are particularly dependent on clean water and susceptible to water related diseases and parasites.
World Vision’s Response
No other humanitarian intervention produces a more dramatic effect on life than access to clean water and sanitation. It is foundational to all aspects of development, and often the first work World Vision does in a community.
Water-storage containers—During the rainy seasons in arid regions, World Vision helps communities collect, purify, and store fresh rainwater in safe containers for use later in the year.
Water-piping systems—We help transform arid land into fertile fields through the construction of gravity-fed clean water systems. In southern Ethiopia, for example, formerly unproductive land is now bursting with food thanks to a system like this that benefits almost 64,000 farmers.
Purification of water—World Vision supplies equipment to treat and purify water contaminated by bacteria, pesticides,animal waste and waterborne disease carriers.
Laundry pad construction—World Vision builds cement laundry pads to protect water sources such as wells from contamination by detergents and waste water. Through the support of partners like you, our water projects have given more than 10 million people access to clean water and improved sanitation.
Who Is World Vision?
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
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