Alongside a pond in Rwanda once roamed the legendary “Big Five” animals of Africa. Today, dominion of the pond belongs to creatures that are smaller but even deadlier — bloodsucking parasites, mosquitoes, and snakes. Eight-year-old Esther hates the pond, her only source of water.
Now that 6-year-old Cheru and her family have clean, fresh, running water near their home, life is better in so many ways. Clean water supports their community’s health, education, livelihoods, and spiritual growth.
OCT. 18, 2018, ZAMBIA — Because of World Vision’s community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Debby and her friends are all benefiting thanks to the fact that she’s sponsored.
FEB. 15, 2018, UGANDA — In eastern Uganda, a community is still reeling from the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency more than a decade ago. Children like 5-year-old Grace must walk a long way for dirty water while parents are still walking an emotional path of healing. Through it all, access to clean water would help everyone heal and have a fuller life.
NOV. 2, 2017, ZAMBIA — When you give the gift of goats, it starts a ripple effect of generosity around the world. In Zambia, we meet a family who received Gift Catalog goats and has since passed on goats to other families, who are now benefiting from the gift of animals.
APRIL 11, 2017, KENYA — Cheru and Kamama live in rural Kenya, and like millions of African children, they help their mothers carry water every day. Though the 5-year-olds live just 16 miles apart, for one, getting water is a three-hour struggle; for the other, it’s a seven-minute stroll. Walk with them.