When Water is More Than Just a Clean Drink

September 19, 2013By Guest AuthorClean Water No Comments

The story below comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo in a community where World Vision drilled four wells. More than 1,000 families have access to clean water for the first time, but for women and girls in the community, the wells mean so much more. By Alice Bafiala The courtyard of Mungeza, a housewife … Read More

Picture This

September 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water No Comments

An American family of four uses an average of 400 gallons of water a day. Now, imagine if the water you use was not the clear, clean water you are used to seeing. Beyond 5 is creating momentum around the Water for the World Act, a bill that will improve water, sanitation and hygiene facilities … Read More

Let’s Pass a Law!

September 5, 2013By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, Clean Water 9 Comments

Recently, the Water for the World Act was introduced as a bill in the House of Representatives. We want to make this bill a law and you can help! The biggest need right now is for people to contact their Members of Congress and ask for them to co-sponsor the bill. What does it mean … Read More

Success with WASH!

September 3, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Making History 4 Comments

Diarrheal disease is the number two killer of children under five years old. To prevent diarrheal disease, World Vision focuses on clean water, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene — including hand washing and hand washing facilities. We recently saw success with these programs in World Vision communities. Mary Herrick, from World Vision’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene … Read More

Water for the World

March 22, 2013By Lisa BosClean Water 2 Comments

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