Better lives for a village through clean water

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12-year-old Ningsih rarely took a bath, not because she was lazy, but because it was a tedious uphill trek to the closest water source on her Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Now she can bathe whenever she wants because World Vision has brought clean water to her village!

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Better lives for a village through clean water | World Vision Blog

 

They would leave before dawn, trekking along the well-worn track to fetch water from a hilltop spring a kilometer away. Then came the hard part: the backbreaking trudge, carrying as many as eight bottles of water each. The next day, they would go again – and they had for years.

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    From asthmatic couch potato to crazy runner

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    "You're not going to believe what happened to me after 6 weeks …"

    Read how God is using Daniel's weakness to raise money for clean water in Africa!

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    "I’m a runner.”

    These words come a little easier than they used to. It’s still hard to believe that this is me now: a runner. A year and a half ago, running more than a mile seemed impossible.

    I have struggled with exercise-induced asthma all my life. Running was difficult and painful. I’ve tried to run at various times in my life, but I never enjoyed it. When you are fighting for every breath, it’s hard to enjoy the experience of running.

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      Clean water transforms lives of future generations

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      “The installation of the water filters has had a huge impact on our lives and I have seen a significant change in the energy levels and health condition of my children."

      Read how clean water is transforming the lives of an entire community in Thailand!

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      After World Vision’s installed water filter systems in Lampang village in Thailand, Mrs. Chanpen saw a significant difference in her children. She is the mother of three: Staff, 12, Satang, 9, and Stamp, 5.

      “The installation of the water filters has had a huge impact on our lives and I have seen a significant change in the energy levels and health condition of my children,” she says.

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        Getting real about sanitation: the dirty secret

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        When World Vision provides a community with clean water, the impact of that water reaches much farther than the water the people drink. Latrines (sanitation) and proper hygiene (hand washing) are also crucial components of our holistic approach to community development.

        Read about Dr. Greg Allgood's recent visit to Zambia, where hygiene and sanitation are transforming the health and well-being of communities!

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        It’s tragic that 1,600 children die every day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and the lack of adequate hygiene and sanitation. That’s more than die from AIDS and malaria combined. Our water team at World Vision not only provides clean water to address this public health tragedy, but also works with communities to improve sanitation and hygiene.

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          Frieda’s village in Zambia receives clean water

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          To fully understand the impact of World Vision reaching a new person with clean water every 30 seconds, you need to get down to the individual villages and families whose lives are transformed by clean water.

          Today we visit a community in Zambia … and see what makes them dance with joy!

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          I’m visiting rural Zambia with our world-class World Vision Water team including Sebastian Kunda, program manager, and Nacula Bwalya, our local village water coordinator. Even though we’re not far from the capital of Lusaka, we are deep in rural Africa and have spent a few hours on dusty and bumpy roads to reach the village that is the focus of our visit.

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            Water for Mutchenda

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            Happening now: As World Vision child sponsorship gets started in our new Mutchenda community in Malawi, our rigs are already drilling boreholes to provide access to clean water!

            Read how access to clean water can transform a community, and how you can help advocate for clean water.

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            Over the Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I went camping with a group of friends in the Olympic National Forest of Washington state. Three days of food cooked over campfires, hiking, sleeping by a rushing river, and time with friends …

            … three days without internet, without electricity, without showers, and with limited access to running water (which was cold).

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              The ripple effect of water in Mali

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              Water changes everything, and access to clean water creates a ripple effect of positive impact across whole communities.

              Read about Dr. Greg Allgood's latest trip to Mali, where World Vision Mali's water team just provided their 1,000th water well since 2003!

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              I’m on my first visit to Mali – a land-locked country in West Africa. While it’s one of the poorest countries on the planet, there’s a lot more commerce than you might expect, and the streets of the capital of Bamako are packed with people commuting to work on motorcycles.

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                Clean water changes everything

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                Emmanuel, 20, sponsored through World Vision, says that clean water changes everything.

                Read how World Vision's water and sanitation programs in Ghana have transformed Emmanuel's community ... and how they are the cause of new celebrations!

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                Emmanuel is a Finance major in his Freshman year at the University of Ghana in Accra. He’s a serious, soft-spoken young man, and clearly intelligent. He’s a sharp dresser and fluent in French, English, and his local tribal tongue. By every measure, Emmanuel has a very bright future.

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                  Dirty water: More deadly than war

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                  More than 16 times as many children die from diarrhea caused by dirty water in Afghanistan as the total number of civilians killed in war.

                  Today is World Water Day. Read how World Vision is helping to bring clean water to villages in Afghanistan — and what you can do to help bring clean water to the world!

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                  The World Health Organization estimates that more than 133 Afghan children die every day because of the effects of diarrhea. That adds up to over 48,000 children a year.

                  While Afghans are certainly affected by the conflict within their country, the number of Afghan deaths attributed to the war in 2011 was just over 3,000. That means that 16 times as many children are dying from an extremely common and easily treated medical condition than the entire number of men, women, and children killed as a result of the war.

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                    Celebrating 1 billion liters of clean water

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                    Saturday is World Water Day!

                    Today, Dr. Greg Allgood, vice president for World Vision water, writes about the miracles he's experienced along his journey with World Vision and P&G to provide 1 billion liters of clean drinking water. To mark this milestone, he announces new plans for the future of our work.

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                    Do you believe in miracles? I do.

                    Earlier this month, we announced that Procter & Gamble (P&G) and World Vision water have now provided 1 billion liters of clean drinking water together since we began our collaboration in 2007. We’ve worked together in 34 countries and have reached a breathtaking 6.5 million people with clean water.

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