1.69 billion people live without access to adequate sanitation.
494 million people defecate in the open.
But women and children who daily walk for water deserve to be remembered every day of the year.
Women and girls spend an estimated 200 million hours hauling water every day.
World Vision is the leading nongovernmental provider of clean drinking water in the developing world.
World Vision is reaching one new person every 10 seconds and three more schools every day with clean water.
We’re celebrating the achievement of our goal of helping 20 million people around the world get access to clean water.
We focus on ensuring that the extremely poor — including people with disabilities — in rural areas with the greatest disease burden have access to clean water, improved sanitation, and hygiene behavior change promotion.
By providing hygiene behavior change support and sanitation facilities, such as latrines and handwashing stations, we multiply the health benefits of clean water by helping to reduce the spread of illness and disease.
More than 1,200 World Vision water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) professionals and thousands of development professionals live and work in communities worldwide to co-create solutions that last.