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.
World Vision’s Global 6K for Water is a one-day event where people from all over the world walk and run 6K in their own neighborhoods to bring lasting clean water to children in need. Every step you take is one they won’t have to. Check out what people like you have to say about how easy and impactful it is to walk or run the Global 6K for Water.
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.
Nicole Wetmore, a pastor from California, sponsored the child on her race bib at the Global 6K for Water in 2018. Because of her choice, an unforgettable moment was in store in her not even six months later.
Addyson Moffitt, 7, was moved to run two half marathons with Team World Vision and raise $60,000 to help provide clean water to children in Africa when she learned how children her age often walk 6 kilometers for dirty water.
Through World Vision, a former sponsored child from El Salvador becomes an advocate and water official in his impoverished community to access clean water.
As the world’s largest nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, World Vision brings clean water to one new person every 10 seconds. Here are five examples of our water work around the world.
World Vision U.S. President Edgar Sandoval Sr. shares about the benefits and blessings of clean water.