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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.

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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.