Two mothers we met this week on our Cambodia bloggers trip illustrated the truth that poverty doesn't come from a series of choices, but rather a lack of choices.
Meet these two brave mothers who find themselves in difficult times … and make your own choice.
This morning in Cambodia, we met four-year-old Reatrey!
Last month, her father left for Thailand to work and send money home, but this plan is risky and could put her family in a difficult situation.
Let's imagine a better story for her future … let's make it happen.
This week, World Vision bloggers Nate Pyle and Stephanie May Wilson join us in Cambodia! We'll be visiting two of our communities to witness the transformation that child sponsorship brings into the lives of children and their families, and sharing our experience with you.
Having left Vietnam as an infant and war orphan 40 years ago, writer Nicole Wick returned for the first time last month to reconnect with her homeland.
While there, her family also had the opportunity to visit their World Vision family and meet their sponsored children!
Read about the family Nicole rediscovered in Vietnam.
The UN honors today as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
After Peru's period of violence in the 80s and 90s, thousands of World Vision sponsors in the U.S. stepped in as advocates for Peru's indigenous Quechua.
Today, more than 20 years later, the next generation are off to college and careers, shaping their own futures!
After almost not joining us in Armenia this winter, while visiting our community in Gyumri blogger Addie Zierman had a moment of epiphany …
See how Addie was able to let go of feeling that she needed to give her whole heart to Armenia, witnessing how families, youth, and staff there are passionate and empowered to care for themselves!
9-year-old Badal is a World Vision sponsored child in India. He is also a special needs student.
See how attending the World Vision center has helped him find a place where he is loved, accepted, and can be himself, and how he is thriving in that environment!
Rick and Becky sponsor 12-year-old Menua in Armenia.
When the World Vision bloggers traveled to Armenia this winter, we met Menua and his mother Anoush.
See the difference that Rick and Becky are making in Menua's life and how important their letters are to him … and a reply from Becky!
What does a letter mean to your sponsored child?
Sound like an overstatement? It’s not.
Armenia has a system where children whose parents can't support them because of poverty are sent to government institutions. Yerazik's four oldest children were institutionalized.
Five years ago, World Vision began working with parents to build more stable homes and bring the children back!
For many, Mother's Day can be complicated, but this year join us in celebrating with an Armenian mother who was able to bring all of her children home.
"I can perceive well the state of my country and my city and I have the wish to have a personal contribution in changing that.”
See how Gor in Gyumri, Armenia and the youth group of many former sponsored children are transforming their community, one family at a time!
When blogger Addie Zierman traveled with us to Armenia this winter, she carried with her myths about what poverty was and what it would look like when she met the boy she sponsors.
Read what Addie learned about the truth of poverty, and what it means to a five-year-old boy.
Hovhannes is two and lives with his parents in northern Armenia. Last month, he got to meet his sponsor, World Vision blog manager Matthew Brennan!
Having seen World Vision's work in Armenia up close, Matthew has high hopes for Hovhannes's future. See why …
Our Armenia Bloggers departed Yerevan not quite a week ago: jet lag is fading, we're returning to normal life … but we're all changed by our experience.
Take a look at some photo/video highlights from our trip and see what inspired us, what moved us, and how together we're already making a difference for the wonderful people of this beautiful country.
Today is our last day in Armenia. From the hopelessness of poverty to the joy and wholeness that child sponsorship brings to communities, families, and children, we've explored the full impact of World Vision's work here in the land of Noah.
Join us today for a podcast live from Armenia! The latest episode of That God Show brings you the stories of the families we just visited, and how we play a role in God's big story.
Read how witnessing these stories painted for Juli a picture of faith, family, and God's good plan for us.
Sponsoring a child through World Vision is more than setting up a monthly auto-pay from your bank account. It's a relationship with a child, a real child who lives a real life in a country far away.
Read about Amy's dedication to Zhanna's life and well-being.
“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works" –James 2:14
Blogger and author Jarrid Wilson writes from Armenia: "We cannot ignore the needs of those around us."