Why clean water matters
For children to grow up happy and healthy, they need to have clean water, proper sanitation, and good hygiene. Yet every day, nearly 1,000 children under five die from diarrhoea because of dirty water, poor sanitation and unsafe hygiene practices.
Contamination from industry or agriculture makes water undrinkable and can lead to waterborne diseases. Unreliable rainfall and the effects of climate change mean families are forced to travel further for water and might end up using unsafe, dirty sources.
World Vision is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world.