Help solve the global water crisis

Thanks to churches like yours, World Vision is reaching a new person with clean water every 30 seconds. But there are still 748 million who lack access to clean water. The water effect impacts health, nutrition, education, income generation, and even leads people to the living water of Jesus Christ. Join us in the margins by taking on the great causes of our day by giving children and families the gift of life-giving water.


Water to Nivesh:
Embarrassed to go to Church

Nivesh, a slender 11-year-old who lives in southern Zambia, can’t ignore how she feels when fetching water, a task she undertakes at least three times a day. “I fear when I’m alone,” she says. “There are people who will kill you if they find you alone.” This frightening, day-long task weighs on Nivesh as much as the heavy cans of dirty water she treks back to her home.  In fact, getting enough water is so challenging that there is often no water for bathing: something that keeps many in the developing world from attending church. Nivesh loves church, and loves to sing hymns in the choir. Your church can lead children like Nivesh to the living water of Jesus Christ by bringing clean water.

Expert Resources: Water
Reflections and Activities for Lent
The Longevity of World Vision Water Wells

Ways to Give: Water

Drill a Well - $3,000
Breakthrough technology digs wells less expensively and without large truck-mounted rigs, so families in remote regions can access clean water for the first time.

Sponsor a Child Now

You can sponsor a child in a community that desperately needs access to safe water, and be a key part of World Vision’s work to provide a new person with clean water every 30 seconds.

Sponsorship Hope Sunday

Sponsorship is the best way to bring clean water. This investment in a community can bring the necessary resources for sustainable change. Just one Sunday can help save lives--and change your church forever.

Learn More About The Water Effect
Access more educational and interactive tools about The Water Effect. 
What are other pastors saying?

“This gave us a chance to move beyond our community and state and into the nations. Really cool stuff.”
- Mick Cavanaugh, Crosswinds Community Church (Hobbs, NM), about raising funds to build a well in Africa

“Everyone is looking for a chance to do something greater than themselves, and World Vision gives us that opportunity.”
- Windi Winstead, Church at Trophy Lakes (Dallas, TX)