663 million people around the world don’t have access to clean water. Join us in prayer for children and families who are thirsty and lack this most basic necessity.
The clean water system has paid off more than Julia’s family could imagine. The burden of carrying water for hours each day has been lifted, she has water to grow fruits and vegetables, and her children bathe daily.
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.
Hear about a trip with members of Foster the People and MTV’s ‘Scream’ to see the moment when water arrived in a Ugandan community.
The delayed effects of the 2016 El Niño warming phenomenon are now settling in worldwide. Prolonged droughts, worsened by conflict and severe food shortages, are affecting as many as 70 million people throughout central, east, and southern Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia.
Everlyn’s in school, her mother’s garden is thriving, and her family’s faith is stronger. Child sponsorship and clean water have made all the difference.
Civil war in South Sudan has created a crisis in which 6.1 million people out of an estimated population of 11.8 million are in need of immediate aid. Children are among those most at risk for malnutrition, disease, and recruitment into armed groups.
Though she fears being abducted and killed, 11-year-old Nivesh fetches water from a stream in southern Zambia three times a day to keep her family alive.