Eleven-year-old Pha and her friends enjoy playing in clean water from a new well in their village in Laos. Before the well was dug, Pha had to fetch water from the river every day. The water often made her and her family sick.
Pha is now a sponsored child and World Vision is working with her community to help them find a way out of poverty. Pha’s family has received help to grow more rice, and a rice bank has been set up that they can borrow from when their own supplies run low.
Photo Credit: ©2012 Ammala Thomisith/World Vision