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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                My walk with World Vision to give water to the thirsty: Part 1

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

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                  Water program brings a refreshing change for Nalika

                  A few years ago, water at home was just a dream for the people of the 23rd Colony in Thanamalwila, Sri Lanka. Three tube wells provided drinking water for the entire village. Nalika, 18, and her family had to walk three kilometers to collect water from the lake. Nalika hardly had time to study and was always tired.

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                    How a water well helps open the door to education

                    We know that access to clean water can help improve the overall health of an entire community.

                    But how does it help children -- particularly girls -- to stay in school and receive an education? Read what happened in the village of Ganjure Chicho, Ethiopia, to find out.

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