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Though Cheru and Kamama live 16 miles apart, for one, fetching water is a three-hour struggle; for the other, it’s a seven-minute stroll. Walk with them.
From the Field

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

Team World Vision members participate in the 2016 Global 6K for water. ©2016 Gameface Media/used with permission
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With baby Haron tied to her back Monica makes milk tea for her children's breakfast.
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Monica uses a twig to clean Cheru’s teeth in a break from their long walk for water.
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The recovery will be long for the survivors of recent landslides in Mocoa, Colombia. Hundreds of people were lost, and the local economy was devastated.
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Rachel Teodoro walks for water with women in Zambia.
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Dira, left, encourages her 12-year-old sister, Phinat, right, in her studies. Dira is the sixth of eight children and had to leave school in the second grade so she could scavenge for junk to help her family earn money after her father died. Later, with World Vision’s help, she got nonformal education and vocational training and now runs a hairdresser shop in her town of Battambang, Cambodia. Because of her experience, she wants her younger siblings to have a different life, including Phinat. “I want them to study until [they] finish class,” she says. “I don’t want Phinat to scavenge because she is too young. Scavengers face risk, such as rape and traffic accidents.” Phinat has the second-highest grades in her class of 30 students. “My older sister encourages me to study hard,” Phinat says. “She doesn’t allow me to pick up junk.”
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Peru's deadly floods and mudslides continue to wreak havoc on communities throughout the country, and the forecast says more rain.
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Child sponsorship opened doors for a Bangladeshi child to pursue his dream of a career in education and impact his community.
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Former sponsored child reflects on fulfilled dreams

When you partner with World Vision, you are walking with the poor. Mothers, fathers, and children feel your love and support across the miles. And with that comes a sense of God’s love. Knowing they’re not alone in their struggles lightens their load.
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Walking with the poor: Solving the global water crisis

Malinda doesn’t love running, but “getting clean water to people who need it is life and death,” she says. That's why she runs the Global 6K for Water.
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Following God’s call to run 6K for clean water