Girl from Malawi carries water in a bucket on her head

Water appeal

Every two minutes a child dies from dirty water. They urgently need your help.

Save lives and transform futures with the gift of clean water

Millions of children walk miles in the blazing heat to collect water that isn’t clean. They’re thirsty, tired and frequently ill. Missing out on school and the chance of a proper childhood.

Children like eight-year-old Ireen who used to collect water from a stream three or four times a day. She would set off early – so as not to be late for school. But the dirty water she drank would often give her diarrhoea and mean she had to miss lessons.

Children like Ireen are vulnerable to diseases like cholera, and now coronavirus too. Their communities desperately need clean water so they can protect themselves.

Your gift could save lives. Thank you for giving what you can.

How your money can help

Children like Ireen urgently need your help. Your gift today could:

Your support can change the lives of vulnerable children for good. 

I was afraid of the water from the stream because I knew the worms were going into my body.


Age 8, from Malawi

Save a child's life

Can you help?

In the last decade, World Vision have helped 30 million people to get access to clean water. We’re reaching someone new with clean water every 10 seconds.

This work is more important now than ever.

Clean water is essential for hand washing and disinfection to prevent the spread of diseases like cholera and now COVID-19 too.

Could you donate today to save a child's life? 

Thank you for giving what you can.

Donate now