Addyson Moffitt, 7, was moved to run two half marathons with Team World Vision and raise $60,000 to help provide clean water to children in Africa when she learned how children her age often walk 6 kilometers for dirty water.
Chicago-based HOH Water Technology has a stake in the water game, but its president, Tom Hutchinson, also wants to help end the global water crisis through participation in the World Vision Global 6K for Water.
Literacy rates are improving for children in Nepal as a result of World Vision’s literacy program, which encourages new ways of learning to read by improving classroom teaching techniques, incorporating reading programs outside of class, and helping parents create environments that nurture learning at home.
World Vision partnered with California-based Gifts With a Cause and award-winning actor Patricia Heaton to create The Grace Collection by Patricia Heaton jewelry line. The partnership is changing lives in India.
Babu, 11, and Sabbir, 7, used to spend their days carrying heavy bags in Bangladesh. Because of World Vision’s child protection work, the boys are now attending school.