Tag Archives: clean water

6K for Water: Electric energy in Detroit

6K for Water: Electric energy in Detroit | World Vision Blog

On Saturday, May 6, nearly 900 men, women, and children committed to run and walk 6K at Kensington Metro Park to provide lasting clean water to children in Africa. (©2017 Photo courtesy of Haley Bodine)

Our Global 6K for Water in Detroit was filled with an electric energy. Why? Because 900 people came together with a passion for alleviating children’s suffering.

Experience the electric energy of this event with blogger Haley Bodine!

“Wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?”

“Wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?” | World Vision Blog

Makaylah has a heart for the world and is excited to walk our 6K for Water. (Photo: 2016 Laura Reinhardt)

First and foremost, World Vision’s Global 6K for Water is about providing clean water to thousands of children.

10-year-old Makaylah offers these words to people who are still undecided about participating: “If you were about to die or were getting sick because you didn’t have clean water, wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?”

The desperation of dirty water

The desperation of dirty water | World Vision Blog

Charity and Ivy start their long walk home after fetching water in Zambia. (Photo: ©Rachel Teodoro)

Have you ever been lost in the woods — literally or figuratively? Have you rationed your resources, preparing for the worst? Families who can’t access clean water feel this kind of desperation every day.

Blogger Rachel Teodoro has met some of these families. Hear their story and a simple way that you can give them hope!

A Kenya childhood: Growing up without clean water

A Kenya childhood: Growing up without clean water | World Vision Blog

Today, Sam Irungu works as a software engineer for World Vision USA. (Photo: ©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Growing up in rural Kenya, Sam Irungu knew the daily struggle of collecting dirty water from the early age of 5. Today, he works as a software engineer for World Vision!

He attributes this change to God: an answer to his mother’s prayer to redeem the life of God’s children for a better tomorrow.

Hear about his journey!

The power of saying “Yes”

The power of saying “Yes” | World Vision Blog

Global 6K participants carry jerry cans of water in Chicago. (Photo: ©2016 Gameface Media)

While saying no can feel comfortable, the greatest version of ourselves, of who God made us to be, often lies just on the other side of “Yes.”

What is it in your life that’s calling out for your yes today?

Investing from the heart

Investing from the heart | World Vision Blog

Global 6K for Water participants at the 2016 race in Chicago. (Photo: ©2016 Gaceface Media)

Asking others to help you fundraise can feel awkward and scary. But it doesn’t have to. Maybe instead of asking for help from their wallet, you can invite them to invest their heart in a cause you believe in.

Here are three ways to help you overcome your fear of fundraising!

Three Kentucky Derbies for clean water

Three Kentucky Derbies for clean water | World Vision Blog

4-year-old Terendash gets a chance to ride a horse outside his family's Ger in Mongolia. (Photo: ©2015 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

At the Kentucky Derby on May 6, 3-year-old thoroughbred horses will race for 10 furlongs. Also on May 6, people will come together worldwide to walk or run 30 furlongs—three Kentucky Derbies—for clean water.

David Henriksen, CEO of iDisciple, grew up in Kentucky, but this year will be spending his first Saturday in May a little differently.

Which race will you be part of on May 6?

Seeing the real faces of the global water crisis

Seeing the real faces of the global water crisis | World Vision Blog

Kararok scoops dirty water from a hole dug into a dry riverbed in Kenya. (Photo: ©2016 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

663 million people don't have clean water. It's a difficult number to imagine. But it's time to start putting real faces to this number.

Start with one. Because one more child with clean water brings 663 million down to 662,999,999. And one by one we can bring clean water to children across the globe.

See a great place to start!

Nivesh begins to dream of water and beyond

Nivesh begins to dream of water and beyond | World Vision Blog

11-year-old Nivesh at her school in Zambia. (Photo: @2014 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Without clean water, you and your clothes stay dirty. Imagine being too ashamed to go to church. To school. Without hope or community around you.

Nivesh is a girl whose dreams were dying before they ever had a chance. See how the promise of clean water is giving new life to her dreams!

The power of running together

The power of running together | World Vision Blog

Team World Vision runners pray together before running a half marathon together in Seattle. (©2015 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber)

Every day, 1,000 children die from preventable diseases caused by unsafe drinking water.

You can change that!

Every step you take together with your friends in our Global 6K for Water is a step a child doesn't have to.

Addressing the root causes of emigration in Honduras

Addressing the root causes of emigration in Honduras | World Vision Blog

Photo: ©2016 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber

The best way to address emigration is through a comprehensive community development effort that unleashes the incredible spirit of the Honduran people. World Vision has been able to tap into their faith and spirit, and it's creating opportunity that is stopping emigration and transforming lives.

See our four-year plan to help bring clean water and a path to a prosperous future to Honduras!

A partnership to reach millions with sustainable clean water

A partnership to reach millions with sustainable clean water | World Vision Blog

This clean water tap in Zambia supports local business! It's next to a milk co-op receiving center, which needs water for cleaning containers. (Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Our goal is to provide sustainable clean water and sanitation to every person in every place where we work. To achieve this goal, we have to make our methods even better!

See the specific ways in which we’ve partnered with a research institute to do this, and meet the people whose futures are already changing for the better.

A unique partnership that uses green energy to provide water

A unique partnership that uses green energy to provide water | World Vision Blog

Jeneta Sneele, a 59-year-old grandmother, waters her garden with water from a World Vision solar-powered mechanized borehole in Zambia. (Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

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!

Joseph the dairy farmer

Joseph the dairy farmer | World Vision Blog

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. 

Veronica the gardener

Veronica the gardener | World Vision Blog

In Gwembe, Zambia, a spring-fed system of tanks and pipes bring clean water throughout the community and to Veronica's garden, helping it thrive! (Photo: Jon Warren/World Vision)

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. 

Meet Raya, a Muppet on a mission

Meet Raya, a Muppet on a mission | World Vision Blog

9-year-old Ngonga hugs Sesame Street's Raya in Zambia. (Photo: Jon Warren/World Vision)

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!

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

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

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)

On the road for World Vision Water

On the road for World Vision Water | World Vision Blog

Sherree and Jim Funk visiting a family in Ethiopia. (Photo: Jon Warren/World Vision)

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.