World Vision 40 Hour Famine

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Over the weekend of the 1st-3rd July, incredible, inspiring Kiwis across Aotearoa helped to change everything with clean water.
Together we’ve given communities the tools to keep clean water flowing for years to come.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the World Vision 40 Hour Famine.

Thank you so much for helping change everything for kids who urgently need clean water through this year’s World Vision 40 Hour Famine.

Your challenges were impressive! The way you pulled together will make a MASSIVE difference for children in the world’s toughest places.

Make sure all your hard work counts. If sponsors donated to you online – nice work, we’ve already got your funds.

If you collected any cash or cheques, this money can’t start making a difference until it’s in the bank. Give them to your organiser with your sponsorship book, or bank them at any ANZ branch as soon as possible.

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2023 World Vision Youth and Advocacy Ambassador applications are now open!


Gives 3 months of emergency water to a child in a refugee camp.

Buys a 1-month water purifying kit for a family.

Gives a child a long-term clean water pump close to home.

Provides 3 months of emergency water to 100 people in a refugee camp.

Meet Prisca: a 9-year-old girl from Malawi who is constantly sick from dirty water.

There are no taps or wells near Prisca's home. She has to fetch water from a stream that is a long way away. Every morning, Prisca gets up early to collect water. It's hard work carrying heavy buckets of water home.

Animals also drink from the stream. But it's her family's only source of water. Prisca has to drink the dirty stream water to survive.

"The water that we drink isn't safe at all. When I drink dirty water, I get a sore stomach. This makes it hard for me to walk, and I'm often late for school. If we had clean water, we wouldn't be sick so often, and we could be happy all the time. I wouldn't have to miss school, which would help me fulfil my dreams." she says

Prisca urgently needs clean water so she can build a brighter future. What are we waiting for? Click here for more information

Meet our 2022 World Vision 40 Hour Famine Ambassadors.


“The World Vision 40 Hour Famine is about good people helping people – it's such a fun way of making a positive difference, that’s why I love it,” says Julian. Born and raised in Lower Hutt, Julian became a household name at 13 through his award-winning role in Hunt for the Wilderpeople before going on to star in several Hollywood blockbusters.


“I feel like having access to water should just be a given! To know that there are some people who don’t have it is quite disheartening, so I'm glad to be a part of helping change this,” says Tegan. With her home base in in Palmerston North, Tegan is one-third of the Mai Morning Crew radio show and a judge in TVNZ’s new talent show 60 SECONDS.


“I encourage each and every one of you to take part in the World Vision 40 Hour Famine. In the scheme of things, 40 hours isn’t a very long time, yet the impact we can make for children is massive,” says Caleb, who grew up on the west side of Auckland. In 2020, Caleb made the NZ rugby team he had been dreaming about since he was a kid!

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