Running for Water


Carrying a tea kettle, Cheru Lotuliapus, 5, walks with other children twice a day to dig for water in a dry riverbed in West Pokot, Kenya.

A first-year kindergarten student, she carries water to school and returns home by way of the waterhole to refill her kettle. With other school children, she walks more than 6km a day for water. There’s no water or latrine at her home or school.

An estimated half of childhood malnutrition is related to poor sanitation and hygiene, and repeated diarrhea and intestinal parasites from dirty drinking water. There’s no better way to reduce child disease and death than by providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Pray for children and families who need clean water:

Heavenly Father, children and their families cry out to You to ease their burden. As You blessed Isaac and his servants with the long-lasting well at Beersheba in Genesis 26:32-33, give communities access to clean water and healthy hygiene and sanitation practices.

“Come, all you who are thirsty. …” - Isaiah 55:1 (NIV)

Photo©2016 World Vision, Jon Warren

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