A unique partnership that uses green energy to provide water

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Jeneta is 59 and used to carry 40 pounds of water on her head, uphill, with her granddaughter on her back. But not anymore.

Today, her village in Zambia has clean water brought right to them … and it's all solar powered!

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World Vision works in some of the most remote areas in the world to provide clean water and help lift people out of poverty. Today, we’re thankful for our sturdy 4-wheel drive vehicles with high clearance as we splash through knee deep water and mud to reach a rural village in Zambia.

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    Joseph the dairy farmer

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    In many World Vision communities, our development work often begins with clean water, but long-term it's much more comprehensive! 

    From clean water to farming training to small business support, see what transformation means for Joseph, a dairy farmer in Zambia. 

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    On a recent trip to Zambia, I witnessed World Vision’s work to lift people out of poverty through a comprehensive community development effort. I was in the Magoye area of the Mazabuka District where World Vision has provided clean water sources of protected wells and boreholes.

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      Veronica the gardener

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      For the community of Gwembe in Zambia, a reliable source of clean water provides the cornerstone upon which all of this flourishing community's transformation rests. 

      See what life used to be like for Veronica and her family and neighbors, and how far they've come today. 

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      I’ve known for years that when water flows into a community it can lead to transformation, but I’ve never seen this more clearly than during my visit to the community of Gwembe in Zambia.

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        Meet Raya, a Muppet on a mission

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        9-year-old Ngonga hugs Raya, a Muppet on a mission! We've partnered with Sesame Street to teach kids in Zambia the importance of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. And we're bringing this life-saving message to four new schools every day.

        Travel to Zambia with Raya and see how she's helping communities be healthier … and have fun!

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        What could be more fun that playing with a Muppet! I’m in Zambia to see our latest work with Sesame Street and enjoying my time playing with the kids and a new Muppet named Raya.

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          World Water Day 2016: Together we are greater than unclean water

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          Our goal is for everyone to have access to clean water in every community where we work by 2030. But is this really possible?

          This World Water Day, see why our Vice President for clean water, Dr. Greg Allgood, believes that we can achieve this goal … together.

          *Photo: Claudine in Rwanda receives clean water through World Vision! (Photo: Dr. Greg Allgood/World Vision)

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          The UN’s World Water Day is today, March 22, and this year’s World Water Day is the first since World Vision made a commitment to provide clean water to everyone, everywhere we work by 2030.

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            On the road for World Vision Water

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            Five years ago, World Vision launched a groundbreaking initiative called the For Every Child Campaign (FEC), which aimed to create sustainable change in five strategic areas of our work for 20 million people! This week, the campaign comes to a close.

            Hear from one of our FEC donors, whose passion was clean water, and the project she and her husband are embarking upon today to make an even bigger difference.

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            What changed us? How did we morph, in just the last five years, from casual, inconsistent givers to passionate water warriors? Why are we not only willing to give more, but also eagerly encouraging others to give?

            Answer: World Vision’s For Every Child Campaign.

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              Rainbows and water

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              For people like Molly in Zambia, water is life … and a challenge.

              As blogger Rachel Teodoro walks in Molly's shoes, see how God's "heart breaks for the challenges that these people face" but how He is there, and the transformation already underway.

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              I woke up to rain. A rain that I was quite thankful for because this land is thirsty for it. We are at the tail end of the rainy season. One that hasn't been very rainy. Crops are stunted, rows and rows of maize are brown and wilted. 

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                When life hands you lemons

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                The heat of summer is the perfect time for lemonade stands!

                Blogger Matthew Paul Turner describes what lemonade stands meant for him as a kid, mean to him now as a father, and how they can be a great way to get kids involved with helping others around the world.

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                On a hot summer day when I was 9 years old, my younger sister and I decided that we were going to set up a lemonade stand at the end of our driveway. Upon telling our father about our plan, he grimaced slightly. Now, Dad wasn’t exactly against the idea of Elisabeth and me selling mediocre lemonade to the people who drove by our house, he just worried that our backroad wasn’t an ideal location for that to happen.

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                  The support of a mother

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                  A Mother's Day message for mothers from bestselling author Debbie Macomber!

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                  There's a picture in my baby book of my mother giving me a bath in our kitchen sink. I must have been about nine months old and my face is full of delight as I splash in the water. Although my mother isn't in the photograph, her arm is there supporting my back.

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                    Moriah’s child

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                    “The Easter story is a story of justice and the length that someone would go to bring justice to the world.”

                    See how a brand-new child sponsorship is helping to bring justice, happiness, and joy to a little girl in Zambia this Lenten season.

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                    For Moriah Rees, it had been an awkward conversation—one that left her uncertain.

                    “Ever since I started working at World Vision, people would ask me, ‘Do you have a sponsored child?’ I tried. I looked on the web and didn’t connect with any of the children. I asked myself, ‘What’s wrong with me?’”

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