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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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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.

WV Furniture Row car
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.

"Dear Water": Kenyan schoolgirls share their poem
Jul 1, 2015

Video: Schoolgirls share their poem, "Dear Water"

Kenyan schoolgirls recite "Dear Water," a poem they wrote about the life-changing impact of clean water.

A young boy washes his hands before drinking clean water from a World Vision borehole in South Sudan. World Vision works in camps like this one, rehabbing or sinking boreholes and providing water, sanitation, and hygiene training. “Before the borehole, there was one that was far that we used to go to,” says Aluel Kon Chol, the water management committee chair. “There are a lot of changes now. Children can bathe and have drinking water during this hot season.” PHOTO: World Vision / Jon Warren
Jun 29, 2015

NGOs reached nearly 7M people with clean water in 2014

Last year, nearly 7 million people received access to clean water due to the efforts of 37 NGOs alone. Assuming that the number of people reached remains the same each year a cumulative 110 million people will be reached with clean water between 2015 and 2030.

World Vision 2015 Gift Catalog (cover)
Jun 23, 2015

World Vision Gift Catalog 20th Anniversary

Over the past 20 years 790,000 donors have given life-changing gifts through World Vision's Gift Catalog — such as goats, clean water, food and education — helping 7.3 million people in need around the world.

World Vision began resuming limited operations in Upper Nile, South Sudan after suspending programs last month due to violence.
Jun 15, 2015

World Vision resumes limited operations in Upper Nile after violence, looting shut down programs

World Vision began resuming limited operations in Upper Nile, South Sudan after suspending programs last month due to violence. 

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Fact Sheets and Extras

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.