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.