[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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              A little support goes a long way for a vulnerable child

              In addition to her monthly contribution, Tsang Sandy, a sponsor from Hong Kong, sends gifts to Nitanga, her sponsored child in Burundi. Recently, she took advantage of the opportunity to visit Nitanga, and witnessed firsthand the difference her support makes to Nitanga and her family.

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                A child's daily journey to school: The face of reality in the Philippines

                At the age of 9, Miljhon has already seen some of life's harsh realities. Growing up in poverty, this young boy, his sister, and his classmates face significant hardships just to get to school every day.

                Despite their circumstances, Miljhon and the other children have such pure hearts that they share with their schoolmates -- even though they too have almost nothing.

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                On school mornings, Miljhon and his eldest sister, Meltchie, 10, wake up at 5.

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                  [Video] I Like Bugshells: Changing the world at age 5

                  Today's post comes to us from Carolyn Baas, whose daughter, Bella, is featured in the video "I Like Bugshells," which originally appeared on the "I Like Giving" blog. Bella's generosity at just 5 years old has inspired many others to demonstrate a giving spirit -- and just might change the world. See how!

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                    Planting a brighter future

                    As a recent graduate of Quang Nam Forestry College in central Vietnam, Ating Ai, 22, speaks with passion about protecting woodlands and the natural environment.

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                    Ai's enthusiasm is not just a reflection of his academic studies. It arises from painful firsthand experiences of slash-and-burn farming techniques that kept his family desperately poor.

                    As a child, Ai camped out with his family on their plots of land in the hills around their home in the Quang Nam province of Vietnam.

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