Christian Broadcasting Network

Clean Water

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 millions of people have benefitted from the more than 14,000 wells completed.

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

Only One Villager Prayed for a Water Well Miracle

Only One Villager Prayed for a Water Well Miracle

CBN’s Living Water team had trouble hitting water while drilling a well in a Hindu village in India. When...

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What’s Stronger Than Rock?

What’s Stronger Than Rock?

Many have tried and failed to dig a well in Oy’s village in Thailand. Underground bedrock always broke the...

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Sharing Water With Horses

Sharing Water With Horses

It made her gag. It made her sick. She’d rather go thirsty than drink muddy water with the horses....

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Fighting Dogs for Water

Fighting Dogs for Water

Not only did Yu Qing make the daily trek four miles from the well lugging a 60-pound water jug,...

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No Choice But to Drink Dirty Water

No Choice But to Drink Dirty Water

Handicapped herself, Nov cares for her elderly mother and two handicapped daughters. The family’s only source of water is...

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A Child Can Be Too Tired to Learn

A Child Can Be Too Tired to Learn

Peter’s poor school performance baffled the teachers at the children’s home—until they discovered that he was exhausted from doing...

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When the Water Tastes Worse Than It Smells

When the Water Tastes Worse Than It Smells

It was the only well within two miles—but the water smelled bad and tasted rotten. No wonder the kids...

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They risked their lives for a drink of water!

They risked their lives for a drink of water!

An angry neighbor threatened to shoot Manuel and Lilliam if they took water from his property. So they only...

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