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Wish Danella a very happy birthday! She’s turning 7 today in the Congo. Give her (or another child) an extra special birthday gift by becoming her sponsor here: [ Link ]
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02/24/2017 at 13:41. Facebook
“I know child labor is wrong,” Stancelas says, but he must send his 11-year-old daughter Ruth to fetch water many times each day. The water is filthy, and the trek is dangerous. He had no choice … until clean water changed everything and brought them joy!
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02/23/2017 at 13:28. Facebook
Which would you choose to drink? 663 million people around the world have no choice but to drink dirty water that makes them sick. When you participate in our #6KforWater, you will help change that! See how clean water brought joy to one family in Zambia: [ Link ]
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02/22/2017 at 13:54. Facebook
Ruth made the dangerous trek for water many times a day, sometimes putting two buckets on her head, which gave her headaches. Her family was chained to fetching water—instead of going to church, they got water. See how where there was danger, there is joy!

A father's painful choice: Ruth walks a dangerous trek for water | World Vision
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02/21/2017 at 13:10. Facebook
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” –African proverb. Every day, 1,000 children die because they don’t have clean water, but you and the people around you can change that when you walk or run our Global #6KforWater!

The power of running together | World Vision Blog
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02/20/2017 at 13:54. Facebook
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” –Ephesians 1:17
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02/19/2017 at 14:04. Facebook
9-year-old Dorcas "will have a bright future if we get water,” her grandmother said. Clean water is key to her success in school. But having to fetch dirty water four times a day, she was failing. Today, she’s back in school and has moved to 5th place in her class! “But I want to be first,” she says.
In the water hole where Dorcas used to fetch water four times each day, a dog once died. “We only knew when the skin floated to the top.” Watch her story, and see the transformation that clean water brings to her life and community! [ Link ]
Dorcas, 9 years old in Zambia, drew water four times every day from a filthy hole where animals also drank and died. She had no other choice. She was often sick, and often out of school. But today, see how clean water is giving her new life!

Dorcas no longer drinks water from the dead-dog pond | World Vision
Which glass would you choose? Millions of parents around the world aren’t able to choose the water their children drink. Read one family's story in Zambia: [ Link ]
In Africa alone, over 120,000 children are forced into combat, like Geoffrey who was forced to participate with the Lord’s Resistance Army for over 7 years. Now, he is reunited with his family in Uganda, but there are still tens of thousands of children in need of protection.

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Armed Conflict, No Place for a Child | World Vision Advocacy
When building relationships with their sponsored children, most of our sponsors find themselves sending that love long-distance. Kelly Stilwell writes about how she builds relationships over distance, and how love has made the world feel a little bit smaller:

How to spread love across the world | World Vision Blog
There’s more to St. Valentine than romance and love. He’s also the patron saint of beekeepers—charged with ensuring the sweetness of honey and the protection of beekeepers. This #ValentinesDay, see how we’re making life for families in Romania a little sweeter!

St. Valentine: Patron saint of beekeepers | World Vision
Gennri and Marisol’s love story is a perfect example of how we’re working to create opportunities in Honduras with one hope: to give people a reason to stay. See how coffee is helping them build a home together! #ValentinesDay

Living to love | World Vision Blog
6 kilometers is the average distance that many people in the developing world walk to fetch unsafe water. This is a problem we can solve! Every step you take with our Global #6KforWater is one they don’t have to. Start a host site, bring your friends, and be part of the solution!

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Every day, women and girls spend 200 million hours walking to collect water for their families. That’s 8.3 million days. More than 22,800 years. Would you give one hour to change that? Learn more: #6KforWater

Walk for water: Your 6K vs. theirs | World Vision
Which would you choose to drink? For Naomi in Kenya, having clean water for her children to drink is pure joy. But not long ago, her only choice had been to drink dirty water that made them sick. See her new life: [ Link ]
Naomi’s 5-year-old son, Lamayan, drinks clean water straight from the tap! “When the borehole was drilled and people saw water coming from the ground, people realized there is a God,” Naomi says. “That has made more people go to church and pray.”
Naomi, a Maasai woman in Kenya, used to waste 7 hours every day fetching dirty water that made them sick. Today, she has a close, safe option for water. Read about her new life: [ Link ]
“Knowing I had to get water again tomorrow tortured me. I used to fear getting down into the pond because you could easily slip and fall and drown.” Naomi in Kenya had no choice but to drink this dirty water. See how her life has changed:

Clean water lifts mother’s spirit, family's burden | World Vision