Water ::: Blog Action Day

andyallen —  October 15, 2010 — Leave a comment

Clean water…something I’ve learned to take for granted.  Something I should not take for granted, but I do.  Even when my city tap water tastes funky, I’m still pretty sure it’s clean and free from disease and general nastiness.  As I’ve traveled in Central America and Africa, I’ve been strongly advised NOT to trust the water.  Even to be careful not to put water in my mouth while showering.

So life is a bit different for around 1 Billion people in our world who don’t live with safe, clean water.  Clean water makes a HUGE difference in the quality of life for the people who have it.  Unsafe drinking water causes 80% of diseases.  Children in these places are especially vulnerable because their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight off diarrhea, dysentery and other illness.  But this doesn’t have to be the case.  We can help change this.

One thing I love about the way World Vision works in the communities and countries they serve is the way they look at the holistic needs of people right where they live.  Clean water is a key component in starting to help people escape the grips of disease and poverty.  Clean water is a life source and I see it as the beginnings of hope for a better life.

Through Child Sponsorship, World Vision is able to utilize resources to not only provide food and medical attention to vulnerable children living in poverty, but also to provide clean water to those children and their communities.  If you don’t already, take a minute to click on the banner below.  Sponsor a child and use a little part of what you’ve been given to make a life changing difference in the world of someone who needs it desperately.

If you have any questions about Child Sponsorship or the work World Vision is doing, comment here and I’ll be happy to discuss them with you.


Today is Blog Action Day, an annual event giving bloggers around the world a chance to use our platform to make a dent in poverty and need around our world.  This year’s topic is Water.  Today my blog is dedicated to the work World Vision is doing to provide hope to the widow and the orphan.

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