Welcome to the first chapter of our global water impact adventure.

Across Honduras, DRC and Afghanistan we've got simultaneous water projects beginning and the impact is going to be game changing, and we're very excited!

In the hills and in the valleys of the world's most remote and complex regions, we're working with communities to finally make clean accessible water sources a reality.

How much water do you use each day?

Write down every time you use water in a day.

We've got a morning cup of tea, the washing up, shower... maybe twice, brush teeth... definitely twice!

A coffee, toilet flushing, a load of washing, cooking, cleaning — adds up doesn't it? But we kind of don't think about it because we walk to the tap, turn it on and liquid gold comes out.

703 million people lack access to clean water. That’s 1 in 10 people on the planet!

In Afghanistan, DRC and Honduras your gift is about to get busy helping to change that.

Get your flippers and dive in to see these projects begin :)

A young Congolese girl stands in a dirty river with a yellow dress on and looks at the camera. She holds a yellow water can and is filling it up.

This young girl in the mountainous region of Binza, East DRC has walked a long way to bathe in this dirty river. She will also collect water and trek a heavy water container back up the mountain. Her health is endangered by drinking and bathing in this water and her safety is also endangered on her walk to and from the river.

Rodrigue Harakandi

Over the next few months we're going to be trekking up mountains in Honduras and DRC and into Afghan valleys following the staff, water teams and building crews who are helping to bring clean drinking water to thousands of people.

Get your boots, first stop is Honduras. We've got to climb a big mountain up to a remote community of 200 families. This community has been requesting access to water since 2002.

When we began working with this community they told us, 'water is our key need'. It has taken a lot of time to prepare, plan and work with local governments but the work has finally begun!

The project will hopefully be finished in two months. We're going to follow along as the community prepares for the glorious 'turn on the tap' day!

Let's head to the building site.

Susanna gives us the breaking ground update!

Next stop... Afghanistan.

In October 2023, deadly earthquakes hit Herat, Afghanistan. This region was already struggling with a range of complex issues, including child malnutrition, lack of health services, the effects of climate, food insecurity and a growing displaced population in need of a lot of humanitarian support.

The devastation was heartbreaking. Many lives were lost, livestock were killed, crops upended, infrastructure and homes were destroyed and so were many of the water sources.

Our team, along with the community identified six key water sources to restore and rebuild. There has been a lot of behind-the-scenes work to have this project registered and approved, but we have just got the green light.

The WASH team (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and the engineers met with local community leaders this week to discuss the project plans.

Things can take a little longer to get moving in Afghanistan, but we are in business and looking forward to getting the first progress update video soon.

Afghan men stand in a circle discussing the plans for a new water source project

WV staff and Herat local community leaders discuss the plans for the rehabilitation project which will see six wells destroyed in the October 2023 earthquakes rebuilt and restored.

Now, for our final global water impact stop, let's head to... East DRC.

Take a 22km walk up a remote mountain and you'll reach the site of our third Childhood Rescue water project.

The people of this community have waited a long time for access to a clean and sustainable water source. The pursuit of this project is a testament to the commitment of the team. Their dedication to finding a way to make this happen is incredible and many other people would've said, 'Really sorry but it's just too hard'.

The impact on children's health will be life-changing and potentially, life-saving.

We're going to be following the whole story but before we climb the mountain, let's take a quick look at the current water source. Rodrigue stopped by the local river to see exactly how bad the situation is, it's safe to say... no one should be drinking this water and soon, they won't have to.

Would you drink, cook, bathe and use this water?

By now, you're hopefully feeling really inspired.

This story represents the amazing global reach of your gift but it also shows the genuine local impact it has.

We'll be taking you on this global water journey for the next few months.

Plans will be disrupted, the weather will no doubt pause building and the deadlines may need to be flexible, but we've started on all three sites and we can not wait to see taps being turned on and the joyful smiles of people finally gaining access to clean water.

In some of the world's most remote places your gift is helping children survive, recover and build a clean water future.

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Honduras has a long history of political upheaval and organised crime. San Pedro Sula, the second largest city of Honduras, has the most murders per capita of any cities in the world. It is highly dangerous making it a perfect location for one of our three feature pilot programs. In our San Pedro Sula project we are creating safe spaces for children and teenagers. Our programs provide opportunities for learning, both educational and vocational training. We also ensure children participate in classes that ensure they know their worth and rights.

  • Gang violence, drug wars, and child labor are commonplace in many neighbourhoods

  • Honduras is the poorest country in Latin America

  • Millions of Hondurans have fled the country in the past few years; in fact, the so-called Central American 'migrant caravan' is widely considered to begin in San Pedro Sula. Many of those fleeing are women and children who fear rape, kidnapping and murder, and therefore they rather embark on a long and perilous journey.


of the population lives in extreme poverty