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Clean Water

Change Makers

A family on mission to end the global water crisis

A Missouri family has raised more than $130,000, appeared on TV, and traveled to Kenya as they strive to end the global water crisis while living out God’s mission for them through running the Global 6K for Water and half-marathons with Team World Vision. They believe they can see the end to the global water crisis in their lifetime.

From the Field

A day in the life of a Malawi water drilling team

Spend a day with a drill crew in Malawi that works 90% of the year on the road, away from their families. They cook their own food. They wash their own clothes, always covered mud after a long day at work. They live in tents and sit on overturned buckets instead of on chairs. And yet, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Change Makers

Global 6K participants walk and run for water

World Vision’s Global 6K for Water is a virtual one-day event where people from all over the world walk and run 6K in their own neighborhoods to bring lasting clean water to children in need. Every step you take is one they won’t have to. Check out what people like you have to say about how easy and impactful it is to walk or run the Global 6K for Water.

From the Field

Walk for water: Your 6K vs. theirs

6K is the average distance round trip women and children in the developing world walk for water — water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. How far is 6K? Compare a 6K here in the U.S. to a walk for water in Africa.

Special Features

Walking for water determines Ireen’s future in Malawi

How can she reach for the stars when even water is unreachable? In the Great Rift Valley, poverty and lack of clean water create hardships for 8-year-old Ireen, who walks to collect water up to four times a day. World Vision is working alongside communities to bring the reality of clean water and good health to girls like Ireen.