Clean Water

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The Need for Water

The United Nations and World Health Organization estimate that 1.7 million deaths each year from waterborne diseases such as diarrhea are preventable through clean water, safe hygiene practices, and adequate sanitation.

What We Do

CBN builds family and community wells to provide clean, reliable water in needy regions of Africa and Asia. The life change is dramatic: not only are people healthier, but children can stay in school and women can earn outside income when they are freed from the daily burden of hauling water several hours. Since 1999, over 6.2 million people have benefitted from the more than 15,000 wells completed. Learn more about CBN's Clean Water Project.

Be Part of the Answer

Your gift to CBN enables our international teams to build more than 100 wells each month and show God’s love with life-giving water.

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Current Projects

Dodging Speeding Traffic For Water

Dodging Speeding Traffic For Water

A dangerous highway separated the Cholou’s school from its water supply—a public well. The 8th grade student ran in...

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Pigs and Horses Share My Water!

Pigs and Horses Share My Water!

Fernando drank the same stagnant water as pigs, horses, and other animals. No wonder Fernando got painful stomach aches....

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Widow Shows Selfless Love

Widow Shows Selfless Love

Helping others gave Jike comfort in her older years, so when she saw Amu left alone, her heart went...

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A land where nothing grows

A land where nothing grows

A missionary returned to his homeland of Senegal, Africa, to find the soil dry and barren, and he struggled...

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Dodging Snakes to Get Water

Dodging Snakes to Get Water

Poori learned a painful lesson: avoid snakes when fetching water. It was a miracle she didn’t die from the...

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A Grandmother’s Daily Sacrifice

A Grandmother’s Daily Sacrifice

Caring for her granddaughter and disabled husband, fetching water, and financial stress—the needs were overwhelming, and this grandmother had...

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When You Have Almost Nothing

When You Have Almost Nothing

Yeva is raising four kids alone in Ukraine. Her Gypsy community lives in poverty and despair, and their isolated...

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Pain and Agony – Just for Water

Pain and Agony – Just for Water

Tun lost his leg to a land mine explosion. With one leg he journeys an hour each way to...

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