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Water facts: Good news and a global challenge

Here’s a simple fact: Water is life. Every human being needs water to survive. But the world is in a challenging place when it comes to water. Water is only getting more difficult to come by in areas affected by drought or conflict and as populations grow.

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Carrying water can be a pain in the neck

On average, that woman walks about 6K, or 3.7 miles, to get water for her family. Depending on the size of that jerry can, she’s carrying up to 44 pounds when it’s full. And carrying water that way could have long-term negative health effects.

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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.