Cholera, caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacteria, is on the rise globally due to conflict, poverty, disasters, and lack of access to clean water and safely managed sanitation. Learn more about cholera and how to help people at risk.
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Two sisters: Two worlds
In the West African country of Niger, two sisters live dramatically different lives due to birth order and poverty. Could access to clean water give them each a chance to reach their dreams?
Global 6K for Water: Get fit as a family and grow your faith
Most people will walk the World Vision Global 6K for Water, and some will run, some will push strollers, and a few athletes will do the 6K while carrying a heavy jerrycan full of water! Whatever you choose, training can be a great family fitness activity.
How to talk to kids about the global water crisis
Discover tips for helping your children learn about the global water crisis and how they can help solve it. Find age-appropriate videos, discussion questions, and interactive activities to help your kids develop empathy for the 771 million people who don’t have access to clean water.
10 worst countries for access to clean water
Hundreds of millions of people don’t have clean water close to home or available at all. Here are the 10 worst countries for access to clean water.
Global water crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
There’s nothing more essential than access to clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to get the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 50 million people with clean water by 2030.
Clean water helps Sarah reconsider marrying too young
When Sarah lost her father in 2010, her life took a drastic turn for the worse. The family went hungry, not cooking because they tried to limit their water usage. Challenges like these combined to make Sarah consider marrying young as a way out of the troubles. In 2020 her waiting paid off when World Vision drilled a borehole in her community. Now she concentrates on school and doesn’t even consider marrying at this time.
What you need to know about the global water crisis in photos and videos
The global water crisis affects millions of people worldwide, with 771 million people lacking access to clean water. Learn more as we break this topic down for you — in photos and videos.
Walking the Global 6K in honor of my son
A World Vision staff member shares her story of walking World Vision’s Global 6K for Water in honor of the son she lost, so that mothers around the world might not suffer that same kind of grief.
Student sees his teacher — a Team World Vision runner — as a hero
A Team World Vision runner shares about the impact that training and running to raise funds for clean water have had both in her own life and in the lives of her students. They were all changed by the experience.