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.
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.
World Vision U.S. President Edgar Sandoval Sr. shares about the benefits and blessings of clean water.
MAY 1, 2019, RWANDA — Alongside a pond in Rwanda once roamed the legendary “Big Five” animals of Africa. Today, dominion of the pond belongs to creatures that are smaller but even deadlier — bloodsucking parasites, mosquitoes, and snakes. Eight-year-old Esther hates the pond, her only source of 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.
Find out how your generosity brought clean water to Cheru and her community in Kenya. Cheru appeared on the cover of the spring 2017 World Vision magazine and her story also headlined the Global 6K for Water in 2017 and 2018.