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 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

Fighting Malaria Leaves Senior Citizen On the Brink

Fighting Malaria Leaves Senior Citizen On the Brink

Hard times left 60-year-old Chandi unable to provide for her most basic needs. CBN was able to drill a...

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Spending Half of a Day to Fetch Water

Spending Half of a Day to Fetch Water

It took half a day for Thoko to fetch water from the river. After CBN dug a well next...

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Operation Blessing Delivering Strategic Relief to Nepal Earthquake Victims

Operation Blessing Delivering Strategic Relief to Nepal Earthquake Victims

Operation Blessing’s Safe Water Teams offer safe drinking water to the victims of Nepal’s earthquake.

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New Danger for Quake Survivors

New Danger for Quake Survivors

After losing nearly everything in Nepal’s earthquake, survivors now face a new danger—dirty water. See how you are making...

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Breaking Rocks Doesn’t Pay

Breaking Rocks Doesn’t Pay

From dawn to dusk, Mallesawari and her husband crushed stone in a quarry for $3 a day. But that...

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Wild Animals! Run for Your Life!

Wild Animals! Run for Your Life!

Kamala and her husband often had to run away when wild animals threatened them and their sheep. It got...

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Hippos Own the River

Hippos Own the River

Phina was no match for the vicious hippos frequenting the water source near her South African village. She was...

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Knees Too Worn to Climb

Knees Too Worn to Climb

The jagged terrain in northern India took its toll on Madh’s knees. She could no longer fetch water with...

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