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By Thursday 26, Mar, 2015

This afternoon, the 0.7% International Development Aid Bill has received Royal Assent to become law.

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World Vision communicator Lipy Mary Rodrigues recently visited a village in northern Bangladesh to see how clean water and proper sanitation were improving the lives of children in the area.

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Ten-year-old Violet has a reason to celebrate. Thanks to a new well drilled in her village by World Vision, she's now seen the last of her family's water worries. Before the new well, she had to walk long distances to fetch water to her village in Zambia.

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