This article was last updated on July 30, 2014
It’s hard to imagine it if you’ve grown up in the industrialised world, but in many places like Zambia, 50 percent of the rural population don’t have access to clean water.
Every day, more than 1,600 Zambian children under the age of five die from illnesses caused by unsafe drinking water.
This is why World Vision’s Zambia Project has taken up a really fantastic endeavor: to bring clean water to rural Zambia and save children’s lives.
Check out the video by Janssen Powers below on this ambitious project , which follows the lives of these kids as fresh water is brought into their lives for the very first time.
In this video, you’ll be introduced to several children, learn about their dreams, and be inspired by their spirit. Join us as we follow these children and others over the course of the next year. You’ll see children take their first sip of clean water, go to school for the first time, and finally grow healthy.
About World Vision Water:
World Vision water is the most ambitious water program of its kind, reaching a new person with clean water every 30 seconds. As part of our goal of bringing clean water to all the world’s children, we’ve established our Zambia Project, which will bring clean water to 40,000 Zambians.
To learn more about this special effort and how you can help, visit: www.worldvisionwater.org