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.
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.
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.
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.
When disaster strikes, access to clean water is critical for survival. In communities prone to frequent disasters, local ownership of water systems is essential to their ability to bounce back. When war forces a family to flee to a refugee camp, access to water and good sanitation facilities can be the difference between hope and despair. Here are three different ways World Vision emergency responders bring life-saving clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to people affected by disasters around the world.