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Walking with the poor: Solving the global water crisis

Rich Stearns reflects on how when you partner with World Vision, you are walking with the poor. Mothers, fathers, and children feel your love and support across the miles. And with that comes a sense of God’s love. Knowing they’re not alone in their struggles lightens their load.

From the Field

World Water Day: Every 10 seconds one person gets clean water

As we commemorate World Water Day, March 22, World Vision celebrates reaching its 2020 goal to bring clean water to one person every 10 seconds. Well-drilling teams, engineers, geologists, and community leaders in dozens of countries worked tirelessly through 2016 to accomplish that goal three years ahead of schedule. Ultimately, we hope to provide access to clean water to every person in every community where we work around the world.

From the Field

Choose the journey: Cheru walks for dirty water

A first-year kindergarten student, Cheru walks with her older siblings and other children to dig for water to carry to school. On the way home, she stops to fill her tea kettle with water to carry to her mother. She walks more than 6K (3.7 miles), the average distance women and children walk for water in sub-Saharan Africa.

Change Makers

Choose the journey: Kianna’s family walks 6K for water

California mom Kianna Lyons doesn’t take water for granted. But she’s not only concerned about the water shortages that have affected southern California where she lives. She has a heart for moms and children in sub-Saharan Africa who walk 6K (3.7 miles) daily to bring home dirty water, and she’s determined to do something about it.