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.
Antonio in Mozambique had to give up his dream job because he didn't have a birth certificate. But now his children won't have to face that challenge because through World Vision sponsorship, the whole family now has birth certificates.
World Vision’s child sponsorship program approaches community development holistically: providing clean water, healthcare, access to education, nutritious food, economic development, and more!
Through your support, communities supported by World Vision are equipped to fulfill the dream and vision that God has for all of His people. See it at work in Mozambique!
Pastor, speaker, and author Eugene Cho's parents grew up in extreme poverty in Korea. In this video interview, he describes the "not with hand-outs but with hand-ups" approach that gave them respect and dignity.
World Vision approaches community development in this way, working toward significant and lasting change in communities around the world. In an excerpt from Eugene's new book Overrated, he describes how these solutions work best for clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.
The Millennium Development Goals are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history!
With 500 days left to the 15-year target date, learn about the progress that's been made toward these goals so far, what work still needs to be done in the fight against poverty, and where we're headed beyond 2015.
“The installation of the water filters has had a huge impact on our lives and I have seen a significant change in the energy levels and health condition of my children."
Read how clean water is transforming the lives of an entire community in Thailand!
On her recent trip to Uganda, World Vision writer Kari Costanza met Juliet, a 5-year-old girl whose family is struggling and can't send her to school.
We've just registered Juliet for our child sponsorship program. All she needs now is a sponsor. Read her story and see how you can help her and her family!
To fully understand the impact of World Vision reaching a new person with clean water every 30 seconds, you need to get down to the individual villages and families whose lives are transformed by clean water.
Today we visit a community in Zambia … and see what makes them dance with joy!
Happening now: As World Vision child sponsorship gets started in our new Mutchenda community in Malawi, our rigs are already drilling boreholes to provide access to clean water!
Read how access to clean water can transform a community, and how you can help advocate for clean water.
Child sponsorship is just getting started in Mutchenda, World Vision's newest community in Malawi!
Hundreds of children are newly registered and waiting for sponsors ... this week we want to find 100 founding sponsors to launch this new community!
Meet Mutchenda through our video, and read about the community's needs and the work that's already begun.
Meet 4-year-old Senderlie, who lives with her family in a Haitian community called Bassin Diaman … who is waiting for a sponsor.
Read how sponsorship creates a special journey for children and how sponsors become a part of that story and the story of their whole community!
Life in the Indian village of Mawlyngot used to revolve around the brewery, which led many toward alcoholism. Now, through a World Vision initiative, the villagers plant and harvest tea instead -- bringing about a therapeutic transformation for everyone.
Why World Vision? Today's Q&A with Joel Hughey, World Vision's senior director of program insights and results, explores World Vision's unique approach to community development.
Poverty is not simply a lack of material provision. It's also an emotional and psychological state caused by a lack of resources.
Today, we have a great little video that illustrates World Vision's approach to fighting poverty: developing communities and bringing them hope.
World Vision believes that working at the community level is the best solution for sustainable development. All week, we look forward to sharing with you our holistic model and the effectiveness of coming alongside a community working to become free from poverty.
Be sure to check back throughout the week to see a beautiful photo blog, a video, and a Q&A with our community development expert!
Ever wonder how your donations to World Vision make a difference?
Over the next few months, we're excited to share with you the vision of our ministry, exploring two areas -- how we work, and what difference it makes for those whom we serve.
Expect infographics, stories from the field, and Q&As with development experts each week as we highlight how our community development helps create freedom from poverty through a variety of interventions -- such as clean water, food, education, and economic development.
Microloans may seem small, but the real miracle of World Vision Micro is the life-changing impact these small business loans have on the entrepreneurs who receive them.
How do we build a better world for children? The first step is to understand the issues impacting their lives; then, to have hope that situations can improve; then, to provide opportunities to bring about that change.
Contortion -- the art of flexing and bending your body into jaw-dropping positions -- is a highly-respected, centuries-old tradition in Mongolia. As part of its development program in the area, World Vision supports a contortion class to help children have fun and develop social skills.
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