A well is good news for this girl in Robata Pariyan, Afghanistan.
Children who were often absent from class to help their families, can now attend school, thanks to a 98-foot-deep well World Vision drilled in their community. Before, villagers depended on water from shallow, salty wells. Waterborne diseases were rampant, and sickness often caused children to miss school.
In addition to providing Afghans with safe drinking water, World Vision—which has worked in the country since 2001—focuses on increasing children’s access to education and improving child and maternal health.
Photo©2014 Narges Ghafary/World Vision