An estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide drink faecally-contaminated water, according to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. And according to UN-Water, around 3.5 million people die annually from inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
World Vision, a humanitarian relief non-governmental organization, says people in the developing world walk an average of six kilometers for water — often-contaminated with disease.
Michael Chitwood, executive director for Church Relations at World Vision, joins Worldview to discuss their Global 6k for Water. On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, people around the world can register to walk or run in support of clean water in the developing world. Joining Chitwood is Justus Koech, program officer with World Vision in Kenya. Based in Nairobi, he shares the success he’s seen in improving his country’s water supply.