When communities don't have access to clean water, children and their families are at risk of many dangers: diarrhea and other illnesses like Guinea worm, long walks to carry heavy buckets, and more … sometimes as simple as having to reach down into a hole.
In Zambia, Munang'andu lost her 5-year-old son, Wise, when he fell into a water hole and drowned. He was trying to help her.
Read how loss but also hope for clean water remain with Munang'andu today.
I cover many sad stories for World Vision, but the ones that hurt the most involve the loss of a child.
For a mother, a father, a family, there is nothing more heartbreaking.
From experience, I know this is true.
My family lost a child: my oldest brother, Bill. At 13 months, he died of a brain tumor. Bill’s loss devastated my parents. He’d been crowned “Baby of the Year,” the first child born that January in our town.