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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    Child sponsorship provides lifesaving sanitation and clean water

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    Soun's village of 100 in Laos used to lose 3 or 4 people per year due to dirty water, including her infant brother.

    See how World Vision's holistic child sponsorship program brought clean water, sanitation, education, and more to her village!

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    Soun, 10, is studying in primary grade 4. Her favorite subject is Lao language. “It helps me to understand the session,” Soun says.

    She lives with her parents and five siblings in a village of 100 inhabitants in a rural area of Laos, where life is not easy.

    Soun recounts how an average of three to four people used to die each year, including her younger brother, who passed away when he was just three months old.

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      The miracle borehole

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      Water is precious in Zambia. In the Twachiyanda region, World Vision drilled for water four times without luck. In 2012, we tried a fifth time.

      Read – and watch the video – of how prayer changed the outcome ... and an entire community!

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      "'Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.'" –John 7:38 (NIV)

      A group of colorfully dressed women, men, and children gather beneath the shade of a few trees, their heads bowed in prayer. A woman steps to the front, Bible clasped in her hands, and reads a scripture. When they lift their heads, they begin to clap their hands and sing, full of joy and praise to God. Not long ago, these same voices were instead filled with despair.

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        Health and happiness through clean water

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        Unsafe water is one of the leading causes of child mortality in Afghanistan, with more than 40 percent of child deaths caused by diarrhea and acute respiratory infection. Clean water can prevent these illnesses. See how a World Vision deep well is changing life in young mother Maryam's village.

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        Water is the foundation of life; it plays a vital role in the well-being of families. Nevertheless, in areas of poverty, there is never enough water — especially clean water. Many people spend their entire lives searching to find enough, just to survive.

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          A flood for clean water

          There is no need for people to suffer because of filthy water. That's why World Vision, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Procter & Gamble are calling on friends, supporters, and partners to come together for the Flash Flood for Good.

          Rich Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., calls us all to make a difference today.

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            Join the flood and help save lives

            Every day, 2,000 children die from diarrhea caused by unsafe water. World Vision is the chosen implementing partner of Flash Flood for Good, a social media movement to bring clean water to children. Join the movement!

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              President Clinton’s toast to clean water

              Twelve-year-old Confiance looked up at former President Bill Clinton, who rested his hand on her shoulder. I doubt she really knew who this man was, but she knew that it was a big deal he was visiting this Rwandan school.

              And here she was, one of two children chosen to help demonstrate how a life-saving water purification system works.

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                [Photos] Chelsea Clinton's visit to Myanmar

                On Saturday, Chelsea Clinton, board member of the Clinton Foundation, visited a remote village near Pathein, Myanmar, to see the partnership between World Vision and Procter & Gamble (P&G) to provide clean water to children.

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                  WORLD WATER DAY!

                  Today is World Water Day. Help World Vision and our partners bring sustainable access to clean water -- and the health, economic, and educational benefits it provides -- to the world.

                  Here's what we're doing:

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                    My walk with World Vision to give water to the thirsty: Part 2

                    Today’s post -- the second of a two-part series -- comes to us from Dr. Greg Allgood, founder and director of the Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) program at Procter & Gamble.

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