In the United States, we take clean water for granted. We only have to walk to our kitchen faucet to get a glass of safe, clean water to drink. However, 844 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water and those in developing countries often must walk 6k or 3.7 miles daily to get water which is unfiltered, untreated, and unfit to drink. Nearly 1,000 children under the age of five die each day in the developing world from diseases caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene.
World Vision is inviting Americans to help make a difference, starting in their local communities, by registering for the world’s largest race for clean water.