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.
Thirteen years ago today, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at U.N. headquarters in Baghdad. In remembrance, August 19 was declared World Humanitarian Day to honor all those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires people to serve.
With 45,000 people serving World Vision in nearly 100 countries, today we honor those who work in the hardest places. Read the stories of three humanitarian heroes working in the newest and most fragile country in the world: South Sudan. After decades of fighting for independence, South Sudan became a country in 2011 and has been embroiled in a civil war since 2013.
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!
Blogger Jennifer James has visited mothers and babies all over the world.
Today for World Breastfeeding Week, she explains how in the early months and years of a child's life, breastfeeding can truly be lifesaving!
Today through August 7 is World Breastfeeding Week!
Pediatric dietitian Connie Warner recently traveled with us to visit our maternal and child health programs in Kenya!
See how her experience lead her to ask, “How can I stand-up for the poor and vulnerable?”
… and how she plans to answer that question.
Expected to marry at 12, Lillian in Kenya ran away and found hope through World Vision.
Bestselling author Debbie Macomber met Lillian and heard her story "of amazing bravery and tenacity."
Lillian has now graduated high school! Read her inspiring story.
One of our staff traveled to Lebanon recently to meet with journalists covering the Syrian refugee crisis … and met a challenge she didn’t expect.
Today, meet one little girl whose simple act of beauty inspired a World Vision writer to move past the headlines and see the heart in the Syria conflict.
The stories of two 14-year-old boys who, living as Syrian refugees in Lebanon, have to be the breadwinners for their families.
See how they balance the choices between bread and education, between pursuing their dreams and survival.
Places like South Sudan and Syria are where the poorest of the poor cling to survival. But with God on our side, "We can bring the light of the Gospel into the world’s darkest places."
See how you can answer God's call in the fight against extreme poverty.
Despite continued heartbreak in the most difficult places in the world, over the past few decades there has been incredible progress in the fight against extreme poverty.
On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, our president Rich Stearns and the CEO of Family Christian Stores, Chuck Bengochea, witnessed "the opposite of the usual story of global poverty." See what this transformation from hardship—and a new, brighter future—looks like!
For people like Molly in Zambia, water is life … and a challenge.
As blogger Rachel Teodoro walks in Molly's shoes, see how God's "heart breaks for the challenges that these people face" but how He is there, and the transformation already underway.
Third-grader Takiyah says that school supplies will help students “go forward in life, to get further in life.”
This holiday weekend, see how our U.S. Programs food kits help feed hungry families and how our partnership with Yoobi helps children succeed in school!
The heat of summer is the perfect time for lemonade stands!
Blogger Matthew Paul Turner describes what lemonade stands meant for him as a kid, mean to him now as a father, and how they can be a great way to get kids involved with helping others around the world.
Our new interactive World Vision Experience truck transports you virtually to three of the harshest places on earth: to witness despair and hope in a brothel in Bangladesh, see how God is working in the midst of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, and join Christ in the midst of extreme poverty in Uganda.
Earlier this month, pastor John Torres and Goodwill Church in New York hosted the Experience truck. See what this eye-opening experience is like, and how you can participate!
When our writer/photographer team Kari and Jon travel to the field, their mission is to capture amazing stories so they can virtually take you with them to those places.
Through the World Vision Experience, see how an interactive tour brings their stories of children like Sonali in Bangladesh even closer! And how you can experience it, too.
Happy Father's Day!
Working with fathers around the world is one of the most powerful ways that World Vision helps to create a world of equality and non-violence.
We invite you today to share in the transformative stories of five fathers that demonstrate the importance of positive, nurturing fatherhood.