Water, sanitation and hygiene

  1. In Chennai, India, Sathivani washes her family's clothes beside a sewerage drain in an overcrowded slum.
  2. World Vision is helping communities in Tanzania to gain access to clean water.
  3. Children in this Cambodian village enjoy better health because of a new water well.
  4. When a community gains access to clean water, improvements in the health and wellbeing of children follow.
  5. Drinking and bathing in dirty water helps to spread diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery and intestinal parasites.
  6. Hayimnot, aged 4, drinks clean water from a covered well.
  7. Communities in Niger drink dirty water from the Niger River and this causes illness and disease.
  8. In Ethiopia, an irrigation scheme harnessing an underground spring helps farmers grow more crops.
  9. Veronica collects dirty water from an unkept spring near her village in Uganda.

Imagine a life where access to clean water was a constant struggle and a constant risk. World Vision works with at-risk communities to ensure that safe, fresh water is never far away from anyone’s lips.

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Sep 25, 2014

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