After a severe famine in 1998 and a 2011 war for independence, the people of the new South Sudan remain in extreme vulnerability through renewed conflict and food insecurity.
See what they're expecting and hoping to find on this visit, and how you can help support them.
“The Easter story is a story of justice and the length that someone would go to bring justice to the world.”
See how a brand-new child sponsorship is helping to bring justice, happiness, and joy to a little girl in Zambia this Lenten season.
Meet Benny in Zambia … a father who smiles because his family no longer has to worry about dirty water!
Read his story and see how clean water is helping this community expand their church.
When we talk about people not having access to clean water, what does that really mean?
For the people of Bulanda, Zambia, it meant finding the fur of a drowned dog (and then the dog itself) in their only source of drinking water.
Read about the challenges that come without clean water, and this community's prayers and pleas for water … and an answer!
When communities don't have access to clean water, children and their families are at risk of many dangers: diarrhea and other illnesses like Guinea worm, long walks to carry heavy buckets, and more … sometimes as simple as having to reach down into a hole.
In Zambia, Munang'andu lost her 5-year-old son, Wise, when he fell into a water hole and drowned. He was trying to help her.
Read how loss but also hope for clean water remain with Munang'andu today.
Today is World Radio Day!
See how “Obbanywa,” a World Vision-produced radio program in Uganda, helps to train volunteer village health team members to identify and treat deadly diseases like malaria!
Our writer/photographer team Kari and Jon are in Rwanda this week! On Tuesday, they met 11-year-old Moses, an orphan who was brought back from the brink of death by milk.
See how cows and a pay-it-forward spirit are helping to transform Rwandan communities and young lives.
Today is Christmas in Armenia!
The land where Noah's Ark came to rest after the flood in Genesis, Armenia has long been a land of second chances. See how today, Armenia is getting a second chance after the fall of communism, and how World Vision is helping through child sponsorship and more.
Love, loss, and healing in Romania: how 20 years of friendship, 25 years of recovery after communism, and healing after loss are leading these two friends – Aurora and Kari – to find loving sponsors for 500 Romanian children.
But just last Wednesday, Claris's community received the miracle of clean water for the first time — and Claris began to shine! See her now…
When staff writer Kari Costanza visited sponsored child Mutinta's family in Zambia, she witnessed their vibrant transformation through World Vision's programs. Not only had they received clean water, livestock, and school supplies, her father Miychele had planted a huge orchard!
Read how Miychele's early adoption of farming techniques helped keep his family healthy and happy!
Happy International Coffee Day!
Read how a World Vision cooperative coffee growing program helped transform the hatred caused by the Rwandan genocide into forgiveness and love.
Often in the communities where World Vision works, blessings abound.
Two weeks ago, our writer Kari Costanza discovered a new blessing: Mercy, a young mother in Zambia whose village believed her possessed because she had malaria so often, her 7 year old son Steven, and their whole village no longer get malaria!
Kari also discovered that the American couple that sponsors Steven are her friends! And the greatest gift to Mercy and Steven. Read their story!
On her recent trip to Uganda, World Vision writer Kari Costanza met Juliet, a 5-year-old girl whose family is struggling and can't send her to school.
We've just registered Juliet for our child sponsorship program. All she needs now is a sponsor. Read her story and see how you can help her and her family!
Today is World Malaria Day! Join us in the fight against this deadly but preventable disease.
Vincent Kakooza is a village health team worker in Uganda. He battles malaria every day. Read how his training and dedication saved the life of 6-month-old Remigio, who is very special to him!
When writer Kari Costanza first went to Rwanda in 2007, she heard about an amazing story of reconciliation, but wasn't able to capture it. Last fall, she returned ... and the story found her!
Sometimes God shows you the story He wants told, often when you least expect it. Watch the story of friendship and redemption after the Rwanda genocide that He gave Kari a second chance to tell.
On Good Friday, Jesus' next to last words were: "I am thirsty."
Today, Kari Costanza writes about Obed, a young man in Uganda who is also thirsty — thirsty for justice. “If a life is saved,” he says, “there is no greater good than that.”
Read how this Ugandan superhero's initiative and tireless work within his community are helping to save children from the evil of child sacrifice.
Seven years ago, staff writer Kari Costanza visited Rwanda for the first time. She was able to replace her fear about the trip because of stories like Zaphran’s.
World Vision’s early work in Rwanda immediately following the genocide focused on peace-building, livelihood training, water and sanitation, agriculture, education, and health issues like malaria and maternal and child health.
Read how these programs helped reconstruct a new orphan’s world … and her sense of family.
Next Monday marks 20 years since the Rwanda genocide began. This month, we'll be sharing photos, videos, and perspectives that together tell the 20-year story of recovery and reconciliation in Rwanda, and the role World Vision has played in that story these past 20 years.
One of our wonderful storytellers, Kari Costanza, writes today about one of her trips to Rwanda and Jean Marie – the meek man standing in the corner – who was able to show her the story she was aiming to tell.
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