Many young women in rural Africa face difficult futures: of early marriage, young motherhood, limited education, and meager livings.
But not Modester.
At 18, Modester is one of the top students in all of Zambia! She's headed for university and whatever big dream she may have in mind.
See what made the difference for her.
Patricia Heaton's sponsored child, Gracious, doesn't have electricity, so she's never seen Patricia on TV in shows like ABC's The Middle.
To Gracious, Patricia Heaton is a superstar because she's her sponsor!
Travel to Zambia today with Patricia as she meets Gracious and sees the impact of World Vision's work.
This is the story of two fathers in Honduras: Jose Gustavo, a farmer who is motivated by his faith and the loss of his daughter Maria Paula, and Hector, whose 16-year-old daughter Janeth helps him grow coffee.
Read how overcoming poverty through sponsorship and economic development helps to defend childhood and enables children to experience full lives right where God planted them.
Living a life of compassion and justice is obedient to how God wants us to live as Christians. God says that it is advantageous to our own souls to choose to care about the poorest people in the world.
Blogger Haley Bodine explains how the book of Proverbs—a book about living wisely—tell us it is not only good of us to love the poor … it is also good for us.
Raising teens can be tough. With their full schedules, how do you balance school, friends, and activities while still finding room to teach them about important issues in the world?
Blogger Nicole Wick gives four tips for how to help your kids better understand global poverty.
If you gave your kids $50 but then told them they had to give it to someone else, how would they react? That’s what author Debbie Macomber did this spring with her new Easter family tradition.
See how her grandchildren responded:
Blogger Daily Baez was born in the Dominican Republic, and remembering her childhood, writes: "World Vision has given me hope."
Two weeks ago, Daily returned to her homeland with our bloggers to visit that hope in person. Today, see the DR through Daily's eyes.
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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.
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!
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.
One year ago today, we were in Armenia with a group of bloggers including Anna Whiston-Donaldson, who inspired her readers to make sure that all of Aida and Vova's children were sponsored!
A year later with World Vision's partnership, see what's different and new for this family of ten … and the challenges they're still facing.
The Syrian refugee crisis is at the forefront of the world’s concerns. But there are other places around the world where poverty and violence are forcing family members to leave home to search for a better life: about 60 million people today are refugees or displaced … including from Honduras.
World Vision is working to create opportunities in Honduras with one hope: to give people a reason to stay. Gennri and Marisol’s love story is a perfect example.
What if the best New Year's resolution you can make is about someone else?
This 12-step guide from blogger Rachel Teodoro outlines monthly fun and creative ways that will help you build a deep relationship with the child you sponsor throughout the year!
How can we "genuinely and effectively help girls in our communities and around the world," not just today on International Day of the Girl, but every day?
Reflecting on her trip to the Philippines, blogger Jennifer James explains.
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!
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.