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

Sick From Foul-Smelling Water

Sick From Foul-Smelling Water

When the only drinking water smells like dung, expect the worst. Eleven-year-old David carried water twice a day for...

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Fighting Snakes for Water!

Fighting Snakes for Water!

When his father died, Enlin became the man of the family, caring for his sister and helping his mother....

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Too Sick to Feed Her Kids

Too Sick to Feed Her Kids

There was nothing Achia wouldn’t do to care for her sons, including chopping wood and planting and working the...

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Only the Animals Liked Their Smell

Only the Animals Liked Their Smell

The Li family smelled bad because they lacked water for hygiene. Dad walked four miles daily to fetch water...

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He Caught Malaria on a Soccer Field

He Caught Malaria on a Soccer Field

Elijah’s favorite soccer field became a dumping ground for community garbage, and malaria came with the territory. He survived...

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Offering a Cup of Cholera...

Offering a Cup of Cholera...

She had already lost one child to cholera, and yet her family was still drinking the same contaminated water....

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100 Degrees in Class and No Water to Drink

100 Degrees in Class and No Water to Drink

Ariela’s classroom in Honduras often reached 100 degrees and the kids had only filthy water to drink. God bless...

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“That Water Killed My Brother!”

“That Water Killed My Brother!”

Sometimes Hazara would go for days without water, fearing she would die from cholera like her brother. Without safe...

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