More than 800 children under the age of 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. Furthermore, the average distance many women and children in the developing world walk for water is 6K (3.7mi).

But we believe the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes. $50 provides clean water to one person in need and when you register for the Global 6K for Water you'll provide clean water to one person through your $50 registration fee ($25 for kids)! 

Since 2011, World Vision has helped establish lasting access to clean water for 34.4 million people, improved sanitation for 27.7 million, and supported hygiene behavior change for 42.7 million, all with your support through programs like the Global 6K for Water.

10 Seconds

World Vision reaches one new person with clean water every 10 seconds.

3.1 Million

In 2023, World Vision brought clean water to 3.1 million people in need.

30 Years

World Vision has worked to provide safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene for over 30 years.


Cheru (pictured here), 6, is one of 319 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who worry about where and how they’ll get enough water. Along with other children, she used to walk 6 km daily to carry water to school and home. Now the pipeline brings water to both places.

To the right we see Cheru benefit from a 16 km gravity-fed World Vision pipeline that brings clean water to her community.

The Global 6K For Water is a global fundraising effort to raise money to bring water to Cheru and to many other children around the world.