We are pleased to share this 2019 annual report on World Vision’s Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program. It’s been a year of tremendous impact for the most vulnerable, and we continue to learn and improve our efforts to ensure quality and sustainability. World Vision exceeded our yearly targets by reaching 3.4 million people with sustainable clean water, 2.6 million people with household sanitation, and 4.3 million people with hygiene behavior change promotion efforts. We also reached an additional 900,000 people with clean water during emergency situations.
Thank you for providing WASH for vulnerable children in Africa. Together, we are transforming millions of lives. In FY19 alone, the World Vision Africa WASH Program exceeded its annual targets while increasing efforts to achieve a higher standard of programming quality.
10.76 million people have been provided with access to clean drinking water since October 2015, including 2.35 million in FY19.
The Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program remains on track to reach 20 million people with clean water by 2020. In the first half of FY19 alone, we reached 1.2 million people with clean drinking water, more than 1 million children and adults with improved latrines, and 1.6 million individuals with hygiene education to help prevent the spread of WASH related diseases and even death.
We are thankful for what God has accomplished through our partnership over the first half of fiscal year 2019. Because of your care and support, the Africa WASH Program continued efforts in schools, communities, and health facilities, helping vulnerable children and families to become healthier and stronger.
9 million people have been provided with access to clean drinking water since October 2015, including 652,829 people during the first half of FY19.
Fiscal year 2018 has been a year of tremendous impact, reaching an incredible 4 million people with clean water, 2.8 million with sanitation, and 5 million with hygiene. We continue to have an industry leading effort that is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds!
We remain committed to reaching everyone, everywhere we work with clean water by 2030—an ambitious but achievable goal that means reaching 50 million people between 2015 and 2030. We thank you for being part of this journey with us and for being part of this historic effort to end the global water and sanitation crisis within our lifetimes.
God has accomplished amazing things through the Africa Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program! Over the last three years, we have reached more than 8.4 million people with clean water, 5.9 million with improved sanitation, and 9.45 million with hygiene education. 2.7 million received access to clean drinking water during fiscal year 2018.
BabyWASH is working in several World Vision community development areas to train health volunteers and health facility staff members to share health education, recognize problems, and provide emergency obstetric and newborn care when needed.
26,239 people learned how they can improve their hygiene habits to create healthier living environments, and benefited from additional project activities during FY18.
In alignment with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6),* World Vision’s WASH programming strategically focuses on universal and equitable WASH access. World Vision and our partners are committed to positively impacting the lives of millions through life-saving WASH services.
In the first half of fiscal year 2018, 1.5 million people were provided with access to clean drinking water. 1 million people gained access to improved household sanitation and 2.3 million people were reached with hygiene behavior-change programming.
Thank you for your generous support of the Improved Incomes and Clean Water program that is helping to meet the needs of 22,500 people in Nyamagabe.
Nyamagabe is one of eight World Vision area programs (APs) that are covered by Rwanda THRIVE (Transforming Household Resilience in Vulnerable Environments), our signature economic empowerment program in Rwanda. In addition to improving incomes, this program will provide clean water access to 5,500 households.