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Monthly Newsletter: November 2018

UNC Water Institute Evaluation

An evaluation of World Vision's water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program was conducted by the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina in 14 countries. This was one of the largest evaluations of its kind and involved more than 35,000 household surveys, analysis of nearly 3,000 microbial water quality samples, and evaluation of WASH in 2,000 health care facilities and more than 2,600 schools.   

Water Cup   

Clean Water. Overall, the study showed that our investment in providing clean water to communities is working. The results showed that World Vision program areas had a significantly higher level of basic water access compared to areas where World Vision doesn't work in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. In Rwanda, Niger, and India, the non-World Vision areas had higher basic water service levels than in World Vision areas. The higher water access in World Vision areas in Ethiopia and Zambia are consistent with the fact that Ethiopia and Zambia are among the top investment countries for World Vision. To see our impact and the results, we have prepared 2-page summaries of the results of the UNC evaluation for both ETHIOPIA and ZAMBIA that you can access here.

Water service levels in schools were higher in World Vision compared to non-World Vision comparison areas in Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.   

Basic or limited water service levels in health care facilities was generally high and there were no consistent differences between World Vision and non-World Vision area. 



Water Quality, Hygiene and Sanitation. There were no consistent differences between World Vision and non-World Vision areas in these areas and overall service levels needed improvement. Few health care facilities or schools had basic hygiene services with water and soap available for handwashing. To help address these challenges, World Vision is working with faith leaders on teaching behavior change and equipping kids to educate their peers on safe hygiene habits, and building up sanitation infrastructure.  

Cody Nath, President and CEO of Refined Technologies, Inc.


The second in our series of highlighting five of our National Leadership Council members on our Philanthropy website, focuses on Cody Nath and his support of our water efforts in Honduras. Cody is bringing incredible energy and innovation through his philanthropy and his company to help solve the global water crisis. Continue reading Cody's story here

Wellspring Reaches Milestone



Wellspring for the World is a Minnesota and North Dakota based group that raises funds so that World Vision can provide clean water to people with the greatest need. Through the generous donation of 15 families, Wellspring has created a local matching fund that will propel them to their goal of providing 1,000 water wells by 2019. 

Congratulations Wellspring on 702 wells and counting!

Water Warrior Donor Calls


Did you know that every other month we have our Water Warrior Donor call and you are invited? It's an excellent opportunity to hear from our partners and experts on our work. If you have missed the last few, you can watch them through the links below.  To be added to the list for a calendar invite for our calls, email the WASH team at: ( 

October - Drexel & DRI Capabilities Program

August - UNC Results of our WASH work

June - Our Partnership with Grundfos

Upcoming Calendar Events

  • Vision Trips (please contact your World Vision representative about participating)
    • Honduras (April 22-26, 2019) Join us as we look at 4 different sectors - including our water, sanitation, and hygiene work! 
    • Rwanda (May 6-10, 2019) with Dr. Greg Allgood, come and see our water, sanitation, and hygiene work!
  • WASH Regional Tour (November 12-15, 2018) with Dr. Greg Allgood and Dr. Emmanuel Opong from WV's Southern Africa Region as they share about our WASH work! 

            - November 12: Beverly Hills, CA

            - November 13: Orange County, CA

            - November 14: Palm Springs, CA

            - November 15: San Diego, CA

  • Strong Women Strong World (November 30, 2018) New York, New York
  • Strong Women Strong World (December 7, 2018) San Francisco, California
  • Wine to Water (February 23, 2019) Naples, FL
  • Every Last One Conference (March 8-9, 2019) Carlsbad, California

Prayer Requests

  • Praise for great partners like Cody Nath and Wellspring, and the many others not mentioned. 
  • Pray for the work ahead to strengthen our work in water quality,  sanitation and hygiene.
  • Pray for the upcoming events and activities that donor's hearts would be broken for the things that break the heart of God, for travel mercies for our experts, and that we would see new partnerships forming through these events. 
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