Monthly Archives: October 2016

Recipe: The language of food and the people we share it with

Recipe: The language of food and the people we share it with | World Vision Blog

Thai fried rice—a local dish in Thailand. (Photo: ©2016 Somluck Khamsaen/World Vision)

The holidays are upon us—a season of thanks, love, and spending time with family, but also of sharing food with loved ones.

Learn how to make Thai fried rice—a common local dish in Thailand—and explore how food is a global language for all we share it with.

The miracle at Mosul

The miracle at Mosul | World Vision Blog

Painting by Ibrahim, an Iraqi artist displaced from Mosul. (Photo: ©2016 Kari Costanza/World Vision)

As the world celebrates International Artist Day today, join us in honoring Ibrahim—a painter from Mosul, Iraq who was displaced from his home two years ago.

His powerful work captures the heart and soul of a Christian artist whose home has been destroyed by a war that is intensifying today.

See Iraq through his eyes.

Recipe from Mosul, Iraq: Making Dolma away from home

Recipe from Mosul, Iraq: Making Dolma away from home | World Vision Blog

Not only does emergency food aid help keep people alive and nourished in times of crisis, it can also give them a sense of normalcy during times of trauma and change.

See how innovative projects through the World Food Program are empowering people like Saeeda—who was displaced from Mosul, Iraq two years ago—to cook her favorite recipes from home.

And try making Dolma yourself!

Recipe: Buuz—traditional Mongolian dumplings

Recipe: Buuz—traditional Mongolian dumplings | World Vision Blog

Sponsored girl Anudari making buuz, traditional Mongolian dumplings. (Photo: ©2009 Enkhbayar Purevjav/World Vision)

On the plains of Mongolia, the cuisine is focused on meat and dairy, especially for nomadic herding families.

See what it's like to cook in this harsh climate, and try a recipe at home … "buuz," traditional Mongolian steamed dumplings!

Cooking for better nutrition in Nicaragua

Cooking for better nutrition in Nicaragua | World Vision Blog

5-year-old Nicole in Nicaragua was underweight for her age, but therapeutic food and cooking for better nutrition have her healthy and active again! (Photo: ©2015 Eugene Lee/World Vision)

When it comes to children’s nutrition, food quality is more important than quantity. Without the right foods, malnutrition can still limit a child’s development and weaken the immune system.

See how new recipes and cooking techniques are helping to keep children healthy in Nicaragua!

Pancakes and prayer

Pancakes and prayer | World Vision Blog

Josephine Bingi cooks banana pancakes on a Sunday morning in Uganda to sell at church. (Photo: 2016 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Josephine in Uganda makes 650 banana pancakes every Sunday and sells them at church for a penny each. She raises her 13 children and grandchildren on that income: $6.50 a week.

See what it's like to make this recipe, and how love and prayer keep her going. 

A partnership to reach millions with sustainable clean water

A partnership to reach millions with sustainable clean water | World Vision Blog

This clean water tap in Zambia supports local business! It's next to a milk co-op receiving center, which needs water for cleaning containers. (Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Our goal is to provide sustainable clean water and sanitation to every person in every place where we work. To achieve this goal, we have to make our methods even better!

See the specific ways in which we’ve partnered with a research institute to do this, and meet the people whose futures are already changing for the better.

Photos: Engaging communities to combat Zika

Photos: Engaging communities to combat Zika | World Vision Blog

In Honduras, Aida brings 8-month-old Crisia to the health center to be tested for Zika. (Photo: 2016 Israel Cárcamo/World Vision)

There have been more than half a million cases of the Zika virus so far across 47 countries.

Focusing on the five most affected countries, which are in Latin America, we're working to empower communities to combat the virus by learning new behaviors that help prevent and treat the disease.

Our photo series shows how!

Defending her life

Defending her life | World Vision Blog

Hector Rodriguez Garcia and his 16-year-old daughter Janeth grow coffee in Honduras. (Photo: Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

This is the story of two fathers in Honduras: Jose Gustavo, a farmer who is motivated by his faith and the loss of his daughter Maria Paula, and Hector, whose 16-year-old daughter Janeth helps him grow coffee.

Read how overcoming poverty through sponsorship and economic development helps to defend childhood and enables children to experience full lives right where God planted them.