Everyone deserves clean water.

Solving the global water crisis.

Between 2016 and 2022, by the grace of God, we reached 25 million people with access to clean water.

2030 GOAL

Reach 30 million* people with access to clean water, including finishing the job of ensuring clean water for everyone, everywhere we work in Zambia and Honduras.

*Reach will require additional support from other sources such as public grants, gifts-in-kind, field offices, and other funding sources.

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The need

Ending the global water crisis is essential if we are to save lives and end extreme poverty. These are problems that can be solved in our lifetime.

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  • Every day, more than 1,000 children under 5 die from diseases caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and unsafe hygiene practices.

  • There are 703 million people who lack basic drinking water access, with 115 million people still using surface water as their source.

  • The global water crisis disproportionately impacts women and girls who spend more than 200 million hours hauling water every day.
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Our response

We focus on reaching communities, schools, and healthcare facilities with access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.
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  • World Vision is the leading nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, but we do so much more. We address a full range of human needs, including education, health, and economic development. And it all starts with water.

  • The ability to deliver at scale is enabled by locally led efforts, guided by national priorities, and backed by a strategic global operation. We have 1,200 water, sanitation, and hygiene professionals working in 41 countries.

  • We focus on reaching communities, schools, and healthcare facilities with access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Our impact

World Vision reached over 25 million people with access to clean water between 2016 and 2022, and is now working to reach an additional 30 million more people in 41 countries by 2030—unlocking opportunities for education, healthcare, and economic growth for some of the world's most vulnerable people.

An independent study funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and conducted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in Ghana showed that nearly 80% of wells installed by World Vision were still functioning at high levels after nearly two decades. In contrast, previous studies have shown that 30% to 50% of non–World Vision-installed wells are not repaired when they inevitably break down.

With your partnership, see the impact we’re making. Click here to view the Water Impact Summary.


We reach one new person with lasting access to clean water for just $50.

3.1M people reached
Reached 3.1 million people with clean water in 2023.
10,466 trained faith leaders

Trained 10,466 faith leaders in promoting healthy water, sanitation, and hygiene behaviors in 2023.

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See the people and places whose lives are being transformed in the name of Jesus Christ. Watch videos to learn more about our work.

Our partners

We are blessed to partner with hundreds of Christian philanthropists and couldn’t do this work without them. And we’re able to reach more people because of our highly collaborative local and global partnerships within private and public sectors.


Aspen Invitational
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Drexel Office of Global Health
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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Millennium Water Alliance
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Water Africa
Bruce Gordon

Bruce Gordon

Coordinator for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health at the World Health Organization

“We are grateful that World Vision is driving towards 100% community coverage to improve health impacts. Our cooperation agreement points to a rich future in areas such as work in healthcare facilities and water quality by leveraging World Vision’s on-the-ground implementation and WHO’s supporting linkages with governments.”

Dr. Aaron Salzberg

Dr. Aaron Salzberg

Director of the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

“World Vision stands apart in their commitment to self-evaluation and reflection and to progressively improving service delivery to those that are hardest to reach.”