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World Vision is working in Rwanda to bring clean water to all Rwandans by 2022.
Special Features

The dangers below: The pond of misery in Rwanda

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

Athletes research the best running shoes to enhance their performance. But in many places, children walk for water, to school, and play in bare feet or terrible shoes.

The worst running shoes you’d never want to wear

Though Cheru and Kamama live 16 miles apart, for one, her walk for water is a 3-hour struggle; for the other, it’s a 7-minute stroll. Walk with them.
Special Features

Water within reach: Compare two 5-year-olds’ walk for water

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

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.

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.

Hope in hard places: Pray for Syria

A local water crisis in a small Kansas town sparked a teacher’s interest in bringing her community together as a World Vision Global 6K for Water host site.
Change Makers

Kansas school unites community as Global 6K for Water host site

Here are some basic facts about World Vision, how child sponsorship works, and why you won’t regret investing in a child’s life.
Change Makers

Facts about how child sponsorship works