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Count to 30. Now a minute. Keep going. Because for every 30 seconds, World Vision reaches another person with access to clean water. And by 2030, we want to reach everyone, everywhere we work. 

Clean, fresh water is life’s essential building block. We all need it. Just like we all need sanitary conditions and good hygiene practices to keep healthy.  

But in the developing world, water and sanitation facilities are often scarce or unreliable. This has a dire impact on health. Each day 2,000 children die from diarrhoea caused by contaminated water and inadequate sanitation and  hygiene. And 272 million school days are lost each year to water-related diseases.

World Vision is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world. We focus on providing babies with a clean start, and on vulnerable groups like girls and people with disabilities. We’re also working to get access up and running in every context – in rural and urban areas, at home and in schools.

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Turn the tide on the world’s water problems

These are the kinds of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities your support will make possible. 



Integrating our work in WASH with our work in health, nutrition and early childhood development. This helps to improve outcomes in children’s critical first 1,000 days of life.

Disability inclusive WASH

Providing solutions that are accessible, affordable and dignified for people with disabilities. This increases their opportunities for education, employment and self-sufficiency.

Gender inclusive WASH

Responding to the needs of all groups – women and men, girls and boys. This includes involving traditionally marginalised groups in infrastructure design and decision-making.

Urban WASH

Adapting our traditionally rural strategy for the urban environment, and building local government capacity. 

Community-led total sanitation

Triggering households to take initiative to build, use and maintain toilets.  


Menstrual hygiene management

Providing appropriate knowledge and resources to help girls manage their menstrual hygiene. This is one of the biggest opportunities to improve school attendance and equality. 

WASH in schools

Providing access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, and encouraging healthy behaviours for life. 

Citizen voice and action

Encouraging government investment in water supply infrastructure.


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Join us as we reach more people with clean water than any other NGO

Number 1

World Vision

is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world.

2 million

people every year

are reached with clean water through World Vision.

1 person

every 30 seconds

is reached with clean water through World Vision.


Figures are based on global programming across the World Vision International Partnership. 

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