Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene weren’t accessible to the Golders family and they were often ill. But a latrine and water tank changed their lives!
World Vision sponsorship brought clean water to a Kenyan community. U.S. foreign assistance helped provide a pipeline to extend water to even more people!
By Beth Ann Saracco, policy advisor for food security and livelihoods and Catherine Namwezi, World Vision intern with the Government Relations and Advocacy team Sometimes it is easy to think of issues affecting poverty as individual problems that need to be solved one-by-one, like providing clean water, food security, protection for children, education, and providing … Read More
Today is World Water Day! It is not only a day to celebrate clean water and the benefits it brings us, but to also remember the need for clean water, sanitation, and hygiene around the world. Here are the facts: 663 million people lack access to safe water to drink, cook with, and bathe in; … Read More
Update 5:30 PST: Earlier today Senator Coburn lifted his hold on the Water for the World Act and the Senate passed the bill! It will now be signed by President Obama and become law! There is a chance that the Water for the World Act will die in Congress today. The Water for the World … Read More
Lisa Bos, World Vision’s senior policy adviser for health, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), has been working on the other side of the Water for the World Act for the past three years– on Capitol Hill, in the halls of Congress. She knows everything that has gone into passing this bill and even … Read More
By Dave Erickson “Do you mean, like filtered water?” That question came from the bank teller standing in front of me a few days ago. She had asked me if I’d traveled anywhere recently. I told her my wife and I had attended a clean water conference in Washington D.C. I knew she was thinking … Read More
Clean water, sanitation and good hygiene are basic necessities most Americans take for granted, but for many children around the world, they can be the difference between life and death. In the world today, nearly one billion people lack access to drinking water from an improved drinking water source such as a simple hand pump … Read More