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.
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.
There’s nothing more essential than clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading nongovernmental provider of clean drinking water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 50 million people with clean water by 2030.
Globally, 844 million people lack access to clean water, which means that more than 1 of every 10 people on the planet are affected by the global water crisis. Learn more as we break this topic down — in photos and videos.
World Vision U.S. President Edgar Sandoval Sr. reflects on how when World Vision brings clean water to a community, it lifts the burden of children like Ireen who must carry water — restoring their potential and dignity.
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.
Nicole Wetmore, a pastor from California, sponsored the child on her race bib at the Global 6K for Water in 2018. Because of her choice, an unforgettable moment was in store in her not even six months later.