What is the Water Effect?
The lack of clean water is a global problem that leads to poverty. Nearly 1,600 children under 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by dirty water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene.
But there is hope! Did you know that World Vision is the largest NGO provider of clean water in the developing world? We are reaching one new person with clean water about every 30 seconds.
World Vision is a leader in bringing sustainable water solutions that help solve the puzzle of poverty. We partner with communities to deliver lasting water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions that provide fullness of life for children today and into the future. Every World Vision water project is part of an overall community plan. So water continues to flow after World Vision leaves because communities take ownership of the projects, including maintenance and repair.
By providing communities with improved access to clean water, we’re not only dramatically increasing health and lowering child mortality, but also freeing women and girls to invest in life-giving activities like education and income-generating efforts.
We believe that every child deserves access to life’s basics—including clean water. That’s why providing access to clean water is an integral part of our model to deliver a full solution to poverty.
The Water Effect starts with you.
Do you want to make an impact in the lives of those who don’t have clean water? As a Women of Vision Circle Leader, you will invite a group of women to join together with you in the stand against poverty and injustice. As you are educated and inspired together, you will give towards a World Vision water project and then invite others in your community to magnify your Circle’s impact through their financial support. In doing so, God works through you, the women in your Circle, and the communities you choose to support in a powerful, transformational way.
“I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.” – Isaiah 41:18 (NIV)