Jennifer Shaw: An incredible gift of love

Singer, songwriter, and World Vision Artist Jennifer Shaw writes about her recent trip to the Dominican Republic and the life-changing experience of meeting her sponsored child, Melandia.

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    Why World Vision? For so many reasons

    For the past 11 weeks, we’ve brought you an in-depth look into World Vision’s work around the world and why it’s effective. I had been working for World Vision for less than three months at the time we began this series, so developing all of this this content has been an amazing learning opportunity -- and a steep learning curve!

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      Why World Vision? We are accountable

      For every $1 donated to World Vision, we are able to send $1.30 worth of services to the field. At World Vision, we are committed to our donors and to the communities in which we work, and we are accountable for good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.

      Today’s infographic demonstrates how World Vision leverages your donated dollars to provide the maximum impact for the children we serve.

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        Our disaster response: First in, last out

        People living in poverty are more vulnerable when disasters strike. With over 90 percent of deaths caused by natural disasters occurring in developing countries, World Vision's community development approach is essential to strengthening communities in advance of disasters. But we're also pre-positioned to respond so we can start our relief work immediately when a disaster strikes.

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          [Video] Sheila Walsh: Seeing the bigger picture

          The World Vision Artist Program is celebrating a great milestone: 1 million children sponsored over the past 25 years! We've asked a few of our artists to reflect on what it has meant to partner with World Vision in helping children have hope for the future.

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            Why World Vision? Breaking the cycle of poverty

            Poverty is a deeper issue than a simple lack of resources, which is why World Vision takes a holistic approach to community development in order to address all of poverty’s complexity. Though money won’t solve poverty alone, Economic Development is still a vital component to breaking the cycle. Today’s infographic explores how World Vision develops communities economically.

             

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              Why World Vision? Water, sanitation, and hygiene

              Providing access to clean water, combined with sanitation facilities and hygiene training, is foundational to World Vision's holistic approach to community development. All week, we look forward to sharing with you the impact that our work in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) has already made, as well as the future of this critical work.

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                [Video] How World Vision works: Bringing hope

                Poverty is not simply a lack of material provision. It's also an emotional and psychological state caused by a lack of resources.

                Today, we have a great little video that illustrates World Vision's approach to fighting poverty: developing communities and bringing them hope.

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                Before I came to World Vision, I was…not unemployed, but let’s say minimally employed. I was freelancing, scraping together an independent business while applying for full-time jobs.

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                  Why World Vision? Communities Matter

                  World Vision believes that working at the community level is the best solution for sustainable development. All week, we look forward to sharing with you our holistic model and the effectiveness of coming alongside a community working to become free from poverty.

                  Be sure to check back throughout the week to see a beautiful photo blog, a video, and a Q&A with our community development expert!

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                    Why World Vision? From "spare change" to lasting change

                    Ever wonder how your donations to World Vision make a difference?

                    Over the next few months, we're excited to share with you the vision of our ministry, exploring two areas -- how we work, and what difference it makes for those whom we serve.

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