When last winter arrived, the water pipes in Teena's home in West Virginia burst, leaving her and her family without water or the means to fix them … for eight months.
This fall, missions teams through World Vision's U.S. Programs came and fixed her water system, bringing peace, a river of water, shouts of joy from her sons, and tears of joy from Teena!
This is their story.
This month, World Vision Water announced a major accomplishment and something of a miracle: this year, we’ve provided clean drinking water to every man, woman, and child in 2,416 villages in Africa!
Read about our ambitious plan for universal coverage with clean water!
But just last Wednesday, Claris's community received the miracle of clean water for the first time — and Claris began to shine! See her now…
Celebrate with us today as we mark the one-millionth person to receive clean water through our water programs this year!
We're also announcing a new partnership to provide communities with solar-powered water pumps to help provide sustained water supply in developing communities!
Today, read about our fourth and final runner, Tammy Kasal, and how she overcame her "fear of failure and desire to control my life" and said "Yes" to God's call!
Kristy Everard from Detroit is the third runner in our series. Read the challenging story that brought her to God and to Team World Vision, and the God-sized goal that she's running toward!
Pastor, speaker, and author Eugene Cho's parents grew up in extreme poverty in Korea. In this video interview, he describes the "not with hand-outs but with hand-ups" approach that gave them respect and dignity.
World Vision approaches community development in this way, working toward significant and lasting change in communities around the world. In an excerpt from Eugene's new book Overrated, he describes how these solutions work best for clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Chicago teacher Daniel Bauer is a runner with Team World Vision, and leads his own team of student runners to raise money for clean water in Africa: "I know that God loves the poor and loves kids. Our marathon team is the perfect fusion of God’s love."
Read about the challenges these kids have faced and overcome in order to help other kids around the world!
“It feels like I am a million miles away from where I might have been, had God not interrupted my life from the course it was taking. I've gone from being a ‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan to a proud U.S. citizen who is loved and cared for by so many people in this country – no longer ‘lost!’” –Lopez Lomong
Released today, a new scientific study by the UNC Water Institute shows that World Vision water wells continue to flow for decades. But not because the wells function better. They keep flowing for so much longer than usual because World Vision teaches the people who need that water how to repair broken wells!
Read more about the study and see these programs in practice first-hand.
12-year-old Ningsih rarely took a bath, not because she was lazy, but because it was a tedious uphill trek to the closest water source on her Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Now she can bathe whenever she wants because World Vision has brought clean water to her village!
Often in the communities where World Vision works, blessings abound.
Two weeks ago, our writer Kari Costanza discovered a new blessing: Mercy, a young mother in Zambia whose village believed her possessed because she had malaria so often, her 7 year old son Steven, and their whole village no longer get malaria!
Kari also discovered that the American couple that sponsors Steven are her friends! And the greatest gift to Mercy and Steven. Read their story!
"You're not going to believe what happened to me after 6 weeks …"
Read how God is using Daniel's weakness to raise money for clean water in Africa!
“The installation of the water filters has had a huge impact on our lives and I have seen a significant change in the energy levels and health condition of my children."
Read how clean water is transforming the lives of an entire community in Thailand!
When World Vision provides a community with clean water, the impact of that water reaches much farther than the water the people drink. Latrines (sanitation) and proper hygiene (hand washing) are also crucial components of our holistic approach to community development.
Read about Dr. Greg Allgood's recent visit to Zambia, where hygiene and sanitation are transforming the health and well-being of communities!
To fully understand the impact of World Vision reaching a new person with clean water every 30 seconds, you need to get down to the individual villages and families whose lives are transformed by clean water.
Today we visit a community in Zambia … and see what makes them dance with joy!
Happening now: As World Vision child sponsorship gets started in our new Mutchenda community in Malawi, our rigs are already drilling boreholes to provide access to clean water!
Read how access to clean water can transform a community, and how you can help advocate for clean water.
Water changes everything, and access to clean water creates a ripple effect of positive impact across whole communities.
Read about Dr. Greg Allgood's latest trip to Mali, where World Vision Mali's water team just provided their 1,000th water well since 2003!
World Vision has been a key player in developing the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan, which later this week will begin housing up to 100,000 Syrian refugees. Clean water, sanitation facilities, schools, playgrounds, a supermarket and a hospital – a new, temporary home until, God willing, they can return to their real home.