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Even at 5 years old, Cheru Lotuliapus not only understood the struggle for clean water, she lived it. Now, blessings overflow along with the water 6-year-old Cheru collects from the tap near her home in West Pokot, Kenya.
Special Features

Cheru’s Kenyan community is awash in hope after receiving clean water

There’s nothing more essential than clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading humanitarian provider of clean drinking water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 50 million people with clean water by 2030.
From the Field

Global water crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Dear Water: How does clean water change lives? These girls wrote a poem to tell you just how life-giving and transformative it can be.
From the Field

Video: Schoolgirls share their poem ‘Dear Water’

When you walk or run the Global 6K for Water, you provide life-changing clean water to one person! You can create even more impact by becoming a host site and gathering friends and family to walk and run with you. Check out what people like you have to say about how easy and impactful it is to host the Global 6K for Water.
Change Makers

Churches, schools, corporations rally for clean water as 6K host sites

Donors, two communities, and World Vision worked together like a beautiful symphony to bring clean water to thousands of Hondurans.
From the Field

A clean water project orchestrated by God

Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa. An aerial view of Mozambique’s Sofala province shows standing water. Sofala and Manica provinces were the hardest hit by Cyclone Idai.
From the Field

2019 Cyclone Idai: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Happy Cheru, wearing a World Vision Global 6K tee-shirt, fills her glass at the water point at her home, and takes a drink of clean water. Cheru, 6, benefits from a 16-kilometer, gravity-fed World Vision pipeline that brings clean water to her community. Along with other children, she used to walk 6 kilometers daily to carry water to school and home. Now the pipeline brings water to both places.
From the Field

How’d they do that: Transforming lives like Cheru’s through clean water

More than 48,000 people worldwide laced up for World Vision's 2018 Global 6K for Water May 19 at 1,075 locations in 16 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, and Australia. Hear from everyday change-makers about the life-changing experience of bringing clean water to more than 63,000 people.
Change Makers

Global 6K for Water: Get fit as a family and grow your faith

The border crossing at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge from Venezuela into Colombia teems with new arrivals. The Venezuela economic and migration crisis grew throughout 2018. Hyperinflation, political instability, and food and medicine shortages have caused 3 million people to leave Venezuela since 2015.
From the Field

Venezuela crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The Syrian refugee crisis is now the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Because of the Syrian civil war, 5.6 million people have fled Syria as refugees, putting a strain on the region’s ability to cope. And another 6.1 million people are displaced within Syria.
From the Field

Syrian refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Today marks seven years since the Syrian refugee crisis began. With reports of the war in Syria almost over and after seven years of hearing about and caring about this crisis, does it still matter? Compassionate voices come together with a resounding yes.
Voices

8 reasons why the Syrian refugee crisis still matters after 8 years

Syrian refugees in Lebanon informal tented settlement. Aysha, 29, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, sits inside the tent where her family lives since fleeing from Syria. Her children include (left to right) Islam, 2 ½; on her lap, Ahdy, 1; and Catherine, 5.
Prayers

Hope in hard places: Pray for Syria