Globally, World Vision has committed to reaching everyone, everywhere we work with clean water by 2030. The ﬁrst country expected to cross the ﬁnish line is Rwanda. World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns, who will retire at the end of this year, personally committed to the goal, aiming to raise $50 million to reach 1 million Rwandans in 2,000 communities with clean water.
More than 48,000 people worldwide laced up for World Vision’s 2018 Global 6K for Water May 19 at 1,075 locations in 16 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, and Australia. Hear from everyday change-makers about the life-changing experience of bringing clean water to more than 63,000 people.
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 humanitarian provider of clean drinking water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 50 million people with clean water by 2030.
Judy Carlson, 71, walked the 2017 Global 6K for Water at her own pace — slowly and steadily, using her cane for support. Six kilometers is the average distance people in the developing world walk for water. Judy walked her 6K for 6-year-old Bintou from Mali. Who will you walk for?
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 those who don’t have access to clean water.
A Seattle-area mom helps raise funds for clean water through World Vision’s Global 6K for Water — bringing together two children thousands of miles apart.