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Ebola virus outbreak: ‘Hear our prayers to stop the spread of this disease’

Ebola virus outbreak and World Vision’s response efforts

World Vision is working with government officials and local communities to offer practical help and communicate ways to curb the deadly Ebola virus as it continues to spread. A massive shipment of donated medical supplies will help protect health workers who are caring for the infected.

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A Salvadoran community gets improved water access
August 13, 2013

A Salvadoran community gets clean water

In the community of La Caridad, El Salvador, fetching water once meant a long, excruciating walk and a disappointing return. However, thanks to World Vision’s work,...

Chicago man to run 120 marathons for clean water
April 8, 2013

Chicago man to run 120 marathons for clean water

With the goal of bringing water to 30,000 people in Kenya, a former Chicago area pastor aims to run the equivalent of 3,243 miles in 21 consecutive weeks.

New drilling technique to get water to a million in need
April 5, 2013

New drilling technique to get water to a million in need

New low-cost drilling technology will increase access to clean water and allow local people to form their own well-drilling businesses.

When filthy water steals the lives of young children
March 18, 2013

When filthy water steals the lives of young children

On World Water Day, March 22, we remember parents like Kuma in Ethiopia. This father of three has sickness in his eyes and sorrow in his heart. He lost a 2-year-old...

charity: water, World Vision partner for clean water project
March 4, 2013

charity: water, World Vision partner for clean water project

More than 20,000 people in 22 communities will benefit from new wells and well rehabilitation projects in 2013 through a partnership between World Vision and charity:...

For Zambian mother, dream of clean water becomes reality
March 4, 2013

For Zambian mother, dream of clean water becomes reality

March 22 is World Water Day. Here’s the story of one mother in a Zambian village who faced deep hardship because her family didn’t have access to clean water — until...

Chicago Marathon: Runners raise funds for clean water in Africa
October 8, 2012

Chicago Marathon: Runners raise funds for clean water in Africa

More than 1,600 runners joined Team World Vision to run the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, making it the largest charity team participating.

A special ‘medicine’ protects family from waterborne illness
August 1, 2011

A special ‘medicine’ protects family from waterborne illness

Betty and her children have to rely on filthy water from a pond three miles away that often made them sick. But thanks to a simple product known as PUR, this family can...