Image: Jon Warren / Courtesy of World Vision

The goal of doubling the global poor’s access to clean water has been met five years early, according to the World Health Organization. That’s due in part to Christian charities that have dug wells with gusto. Now those groups are addressing the aftermath, which requires a different kind of hole in the ground: latrines. About 2.4 billion people worldwide still lack access to proper sanitation. WASH programs (water, sanitation, and hygiene) from groups such as World Vision and Tearfund hope to provide universal access to safe sanitation by 2030.

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