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.
Hovhannes is two and lives with his parents in northern Armenia. Last month, he got to meet his sponsor, World Vision blog manager Matthew Brennan!
Having seen World Vision's work in Armenia up close, Matthew has high hopes for Hovhannes's future. See why …
As humanitarian development work makes progress against poverty, extreme poverty is receding into the margins: places where disasters, conflict, and other causes push communities from being resilient to vulnerable.
See what it's like to grow up and work in conflict zones first-hand from one of our aid-workers in Iraq.
After a severe famine in 1998 and a 2011 war for independence, the people of the new South Sudan remain in extreme vulnerability through renewed conflict and food insecurity.
See what they're expecting and hoping to find on this visit, and how you can help support them.
Growing up in conflict, displaced, and as refugees, the children of Syria have become a vulnerable generation—at risk of being lost altogether—without access to the things they need to be successful in life.
The future doesn't belong only to the children who grow up in peace.
It belongs to every child.
In the last 25 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped by almost half! But at the same time, extreme poverty has receded to the most violent and vulnerable "margins" of the world.
Join us today as we take on these most vulnerable issues of our time.
“The Easter story is a story of justice and the length that someone would go to bring justice to the world.”
See how a brand-new child sponsorship is helping to bring justice, happiness, and joy to a little girl in Zambia this Lenten season.
All around the world, in places like Haiti, World Vision works to transform bad news into good.
Today for Good Friday—when death transformed into life—our president Rich Stearns writes about the transformative power of God's love.
This summer, blogger Rachel Teodoro traveled with us to Uganda to dedicate a new clean water borehole for one of our communities.
Through her eyes, witness the energy and pure joy that the people of this community felt at having clean water, and see how they will be forever changed by it.
While traveling in India, blogger Amy Bellgardt visited a World Vision water program and was so inspired that she became one of our World Vision Bloggers!
See how clean water is helping to empower women in India … and how these programs inspired Amy.
Meet Benny in Zambia … a father who smiles because his family no longer has to worry about dirty water!
Read his story and see how clean water is helping this community expand their church.
Pastor and author Max Lucado has spent his career bringing the living water of the Gospel to the world.
Max is also a long-time partner of World Vision, and this winter hosted a social fundraiser hoping to bring clean water to 20,000 people in Ethiopia.
See how many people will receive clean water through Max and his readers …
In Africa, drilling for water is typically a man's job.
But Lucie Bibata Dembele is defying this norm, managing two of World Vision's drilling rigs and the 6-men teams that operate them!
See what it's like to be a woman in this role.
Dorcas is 9 and lives in the Bulanda community in Zambia.
When World Vision first met her, she was gathering water four times each day from a disgusting water hole, in which animals sometimes died. Dorcas was often sick with diarrhea.
But life is turning around for Dorcas! See the change in her life through photos.
While traveling with World Vision in Kenya last summer, bestselling author Debbie Macomber met Veronica, a mother of 7, who served her a simple cup of tea.
Behind that cup of tea was a long and difficult journey because getting something as simple as the water for the tea was challenging.
See the difference that clean water makes through Debbie's eyes.
When we talk about people not having access to clean water, what does that really mean?
For the people of Bulanda, Zambia, it meant finding the fur of a drowned dog (and then the dog itself) in their only source of drinking water.
Read about the challenges that come without clean water, and this community's prayers and pleas for water … and an answer!
Our Armenia Bloggers departed Yerevan not quite a week ago: jet lag is fading, we're returning to normal life … but we're all changed by our experience.
Take a look at some photo/video highlights from our trip and see what inspired us, what moved us, and how together we're already making a difference for the wonderful people of this beautiful country.
Tragedy is all too common around the world. Can World Vision really make a difference? Can we serve the poor in difficult situations?
See how our clean water and sanitation programs answer these hard questions with, "Yes."
When communities don't have access to clean water, children and their families are at risk of many dangers: diarrhea and other illnesses like Guinea worm, long walks to carry heavy buckets, and more … sometimes as simple as having to reach down into a hole.
In Zambia, Munang'andu lost her 5-year-old son, Wise, when he fell into a water hole and drowned. He was trying to help her.
Read how loss but also hope for clean water remain with Munang'andu today.