"As Christians, we smile."
Our writer Kari Costanza is in Iraq right now. Just the other night, she had dinner with a mother, Rajaa, and her family who have been displaced by conflict.
Meet this family with Kari, hear about their journey, and see what it's like to be a mother away from home.
For the community of Gwembe in Zambia, a reliable source of clean water provides the cornerstone upon which all of this flourishing community's transformation rests.
See what life used to be like for Veronica and her family and neighbors, and how far they've come today.
Two years ago we reported the story, “Protection Through Pierced Ears in Uganda,” about one of our most innovative programs—an Amber Alert designed to save children from being sacrificed in Uganda.
Project manager Obed Byamugisha risks his life every day in a battle against witch doctors. Last month we got an update on the project and his personal life. See how communities in Uganda are working together to keep their children safe.
Food blogger Melissa Bailey (Hungry Food Love) grew up in the Dominican Republic, and returned to her homeland last week with the World Vision Bloggers!
Take a tour of eight stories she experienced that nourished her soul, and the top five things she learned about World Vision.
A new post live from the Dominican Republic! Every unique version of poverty requires it's own custom solution. See how the programs we're visiting in the DR are doing just that!
And meet a young doctor who's demonstrating that communities can be stronger when they work together.
Blogger Leanette Fernandez will be joining us as our World Vision Bloggers depart for the Dominican Republic on Sunday to see firsthand how World Vision communities are working together to be greater than poverty!
Read about why Leanette is excited for this trip … and the amazing people we're planning to meet there.
A native mother in Peru, Mariana deals with poverty and hunger as she works to provide for her daughter. "I will carry my daughter, always."
See how our partnership with Gifts With a Cause helps mothers like Mariana and what is giving her a chance to prosper!
When you look around our world and see children cold and suffering in poverty, do you wonder, "What can I do?"
Author Debbie Macomber does. See how she's bringing knitters together to make a tangible difference to help keep children warm!
9-year-old Ngonga hugs Raya, a Muppet on a mission! We've partnered with Sesame Street to teach kids in Zambia the importance of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. And we're bringing this life-saving message to four new schools every day.
Travel to Zambia with Raya and see how she's helping communities be healthier … and have fun!
Charles Kabena is a writer for World Vision Malawi. In today's blog, he describes meeting 13-year-old Leonard, whose family was suffering due to a food crisis, and who had left school to help his mother provide for his five siblings.
When Charles returned two months later, things had changed.
Charles relates to Leonard—as a boy in Malawi, he suffered from hunger during a food crisis, too. See what provided hope for both of these boys.
In Cambodia, Saoly's family used to live in debt and hunger: she and her seven siblings used to fight over who got rice to eat that day.
But families are greater when they work together and when they're empowered with God's love. Watch this family transform!
An idea that began in a rice field in Tanzania is today building "Resilient Livelihoods" for farmers across five countries in Africa and empowering their families to grow greater together through transformation and forgiveness.
See how this innovative program works!
Children in Sierra Leone spent nine months out of school during the Ebola outbreak. When they returned, they did so with fear of the disease and coping with the loss of loved ones. Still, it was a day of hope and celebration.
See how World Vision continues to support the long-term recovery of children in Sierra Leone after Ebola, and experience their bittersweet return to school through their eyes.
"When we join in with others, hope rises from ashes and the beauty of God’s Kingdom intensifies."
A Good Friday reflection from blogger Benjamin L. Corey: how Jesus was greater than the suffering in our world … and how we're invited to follow in his footsteps.
Our goal is for everyone to have access to clean water in every community where we work by 2030. But is this really possible?
This World Water Day, see why our Vice President for clean water, Dr. Greg Allgood, believes that we can achieve this goal … together.
*Photo: Claudine in Rwanda receives clean water through World Vision! (Photo: Dr. Greg Allgood/World Vision)
Peace in Rwanda is something of a miracle after the 1994 genocide. Now, the people are greater together with each other, World Vision, and God's love.
Read how Rwanda's story of peace and reconciliation gives us hope for the people of Syria in crisis today.
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the greatest humanitarian crisis of our day. It's big, bigger than any one of us. And that's why we pray: because together, with God, we can accomplish anything.
Today, join us in action on behalf of refugees … Join us in prayer.
The fight to end extreme poverty has made incredible progress in recent decades. But now what remains are the most difficult places: the most vulnerable, the most fragile.
With the UN Sustainable Development Goals aiming to end extreme poverty by 2030, see how together we can achieve this goal … and what it will take to go this "last mile."
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me." –Matthew 25:35 (ESV).
See how Christians in Iraq, displaced by conflict, are focused on surviving together as a community and finding refuge for their children and neighbors.