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April 7, 2015:"Mark Visser balances a water bottle on his head as he follows Neema to the swamp where her family used gather drinking water in Makumba village, Kenya. Now, she and her sister get safe water just down the road from their house." Photo by Chris Huber

Drinking water is delivered near the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Drought in the Horn of Africa during 2010 and 2011 made it hard for farmers and pastoralists to sustain their livelihoods and feed their families. United Nations experts say many will be unable to cope without assistance if 2012 is as dry.

April 2, 2015: Mark Visser playing with Antsokia Valley kids at water catchment system installed in 1986; has brought new life for 300 families who drink and irrigate from it.

Around the globe, 2.5 billion people lack proper sanitation - that’s 37% of the world’s population! Because of this and a lack of safe drinking water, 3,000 children die every day. That’s why tackling water and sanitation is a key part of A Promise Renewed, our commitment to child survival. Find out more:

April 11, 2015: "Some elephants watching us closely as we pass by in Tarangire, Tanzania." Photo by Mark Visser

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Amazing Africa: World Water Day and World TB Day

Women spend 200 million hours a day worldwide collecting water for their families. New water sanitation and well creation will allow for more time spent in classrooms and the marketplace.

April 4, 2015: Post from Dr. Greg Allgood, "Water gathering in Ethiopia with Denver Mattress and World Vision."

A student treats a vessel of drinking water with Waterguard at Wagai Primary School in Nyanza province, Kenya.

April 2, 2015: Post from Eduardo Rodriguez, "A crowd of young onlookers gathers as Mark and Jodi Visser and World Vision meet Girma Wandafrash, a hero of the 1984 Ethiopia famine response. His work with World Vision sparked partnership with the Visser family and was catalyst for restoration in Antsokia Valley."

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