Tag Archives: USAID

When a mother dies

When a mother dies | World Vision Blog

A woman holds an infant in a village in Indonesia. (Photo: ©2014 World Vision/photo by Bartolomeus Marsudiharjo)

What happens when a mother dies? In poorer parts of the world, like the highlands of Papua, Indonesia, a mother's death can be especially devastating to her family's livelihood and survival.

And in 2015, 760 mothers-to-be died every day.

This International Women’s Day, let’s #BeBoldforChange by helping to ensure that poor mothers survive childbirth.

Working to serve the most marginalized: people with disabilities

Working to serve the most marginalized: people with disabilities | World Vision Blog

Alexa reads a braille book made by her teacher in the Philippines through World Vision’s All Children Reading partnership. (Photo courtesy of All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development grantee, Resources for the Blind)

This Saturday, December 3, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Hear from our international development expert about how poverty and disability go hand in hand, and how World Vision is working to empower and include those with disabilities in our work.

Equipping women for business to reduce early marriage in Bangladesh

Equipping women for business to reduce early marriage in Bangladesh | World Vision Blog

Jachinta vaccinates chicken and ducks for her community in Bangladesh. (Photo: World Vision)

In Bangladesh, we're helping women like Jachinta learn new business skills. When families earn better incomes, they can better provide for their children.

And in a country like Bangladesh where half of girls are married by 15, these parents don't feel they need to marry their daughters off so young.

Read more about our "Fresh Start" program!

Gender equity makes all the difference

Gender equity makes all the difference | World Vision Blog

Thembeni with her baby girl in Zimbabwe. She participated in infant nutrition trainings through World Vision. (Photo: 2012 Leonard Makombe/World Vision)

When women participate in our food security programs, what’s the most significant impact in their lives? You might expect them to talk about the money they saved or the health and nutrition of their children, but they don’t.

For women like Memory Mushanga in Zimbabwe, this program saved her marriage. See how!

The right wheelchair means a full life for Shelby

The right wheelchair means a full life for Shelby | World Vision Blog

Shelby in Kenya received a new wheelchair customized to suit her specific needs. (Photo: World Vision)

Five-year-old Shelby in Kenya has cerebral palsy, and for a while she and her mother Anne didn't have the support that Shelby needed.

Through our USAID-funded ACCESS wheelchair program, not only does Shelby now have a wheelchair, she has ongoing clinical and social support!

Read Shelby's and Anne's story, and see the transformative difference the right wheelchair has made in their lives as well as across their community.