Boys in Robata Pariyan, Afghanistan, playfully splash each other with water from a new, 98-foot-deep well World Vision drilled in their community. Before, villagers depended on water from shallow, salty wells; waterborne disease was rampant, and sickness often caused children to miss school. With another well recently drilled in a neighboring village, more people in this area can experience the joy of clean water. In addition to providing Afghans with safe drinking water, World Vision — which has worked in the country since 2001 — focuses on increasing children’s access to education and improving child and maternal health. Now that’s something to smile about.
©2013 NARGES GHAFARY/WORLD VISION