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
Today at 8:09 P.M. EST the United States Senate adjourned, and before they did, they passed the Water for the World Act! The bill will now go to President Obama’s desk and be signed into law. Congratulations to all of our amazing advocates. Without you, we know this would not have been possible. It has … Read More
As Congress returns to Washington, D.C., next week, it will be the official beginning of the lame duck session — a time when Congress is known for taking least action. We want to propose something different- how about an awesome duck session? Here are some reasons we think this needs to happen: More than 748 million … Read More
Inspired by a trip to Ethiopia with World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine program in August of 2013, Jenna Blodgett is a teenager that knows she wants to make a difference. Beyond that, she is making a difference. While influenced by her trip, Jenna realizes that she does not have to go to Africa to have … 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