Clean Water

We get clean water to the world’s most vulnerable children, in the hardest-to-reach places. In fact we reach one person every 10 seconds with clean water - that’s over two million people a year!

Without access to clean water and sanitation children are often too sick to go to school, or have to spend their days walking long distances to collect dirty water. Girls drop out of school because there are no private toilets.

children do not have access to safe water
of childhood disease is related to unsafe drinking water, poor hygiene and sanitation
people reached each day with clean water by World Vision

We know the money you give us to invest in water and sanitation has a huge impact. According to the United Nations World Health Organisation, every dollar spent on water and sanitation results in a $4.30 return in the form of reduced healthcare costs. What a great investment!

World Vision is on the ground delivering:

World Vision is on the ground delivering: <br><br>
Facilities for everyone: Inaccessibility to water and sanitation is a major reason why children with disabilities drop out of school. We provide solutions that are accessible, affordable and dignified, increasing opportunities for education, employment and self-sufficiency. 

Support for girls: When girls are unable to manage menstrual hygiene, it affects their education, health and overall wellbeing. By providing communities with appropriate knowledge and resources, we can improve education and equality.

Water in schools : Almost half of all schools in low-income countries lack access to water and sanitation facilities. We provide safe drinking water, improved sanitation facilities, and education on hygienic behaviours like handwashing with soap, which significantly reduce cases of diarrhoea.

Stories from the field

You can provide life-saving clean water to children who need it most