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.

The gift of a baby blanket

The gift of a baby blanket | World Vision Blog

Margaret received a baby blanket for Esther, who was sick with pneumonia. (Photo: ©2013 World Vision/photo by Sylvia Nabanoba)

Are you ready for Giving Tuesday tomorrow? Early donations today will count toward the Thirty-One Gifts match up to $2,000,000 of product!

Blogger Rachel Teodoro writes about the impact this partnership made last year to help keep newborns warm. Read her story and give!

Loving through our differences at Thanksgiving

Loving through our differences at Thanksgiving | World Vision Blog

Syrian refugees in Lebanon. (Photo: @2014 World Vision/photo by Jo Currie)

Especially as we come together with friends and family during the holidays, we can find ourselves so easily divided by differences.

But we can overcome our differences by focusing on what we have in common and loving our neighbors the way Jesus showed us, both here and across the globe.

This Thanksgiving, Rich Stearns encourages us to pray for those—like refugees—who don't have the homes, food, and family we celebrate today.

Magical moments in the kitchen

Magical moments in the kitchen | World Vision Blog

9-year-old Rosemary cooks nshima in Zambia. She dreams of becoming a chef! (Photo: ©2016 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

Cooking with your grandmother, sharing a meal with family—these are some of the special moments we look forward to during the Christmas season, or remember fondly from past holidays.

For 9-year-old Rosemary, the magic of cooking and eating together is a big part of her dream to become a chef!

See what's making Rosemary's dream possible.

Addressing the root causes of emigration in Honduras

Addressing the root causes of emigration in Honduras | World Vision Blog

Photo: ©2016 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber

The best way to address emigration is through a comprehensive community development effort that unleashes the incredible spirit of the Honduran people. World Vision has been able to tap into their faith and spirit, and it's creating opportunity that is stopping emigration and transforming lives.

See our four-year plan to help bring clean water and a path to a prosperous future to Honduras!

Ending the HIV epidemic: Leaving no young woman behind

Ending the HIV epidemic: Leaving no young woman behind | World Vision Blog

Girls age 10-14 listen as a youth engagement officer leads them in a discussion on HIV prevention, care, and treatment in Mozambique as part of World Vision’s USAID-funded DREAMS program. (Photo: ©2016 World Vision staff)

As a former physician practicing in a busy maternity ward in a hospital in Africa, Gloria Ekpo has seen the devastation of HIV and AIDS up close.

But she’s also seen progress.

Read how we’re working to leave no young woman behind and to empower them toward an AIDS-free generation!

Recipe: Honey flan and beehives in the Dominican Republic

Recipe: Honey flan and beehives in the Dominican Republic | World Vision Blog

In the Dominican Republic, we're supporting a beekeeping association of 15 farmers who are working to earn better incomes for their families by raising bees and producing honey.

Food blogger Melissa Bailey of Hungry Food Love visited them with us last April. Meet these amazing men and women with her, and try the honey flan recipe Melissa developed based on her trip!

Recipe: The language of food and the people we share it with

Recipe: The language of food and the people we share it with | World Vision Blog

Thai fried rice—a local dish in Thailand. (Photo: ©2016 Somluck Khamsaen/World Vision)

The holidays are upon us—a season of thanks, love, and spending time with family, but also of sharing food with loved ones.

Learn how to make Thai fried rice—a common local dish in Thailand—and explore how food is a global language for all we share it with.

The miracle at Mosul

The miracle at Mosul | World Vision Blog

Painting by Ibrahim, an Iraqi artist displaced from Mosul. (Photo: ©2016 Kari Costanza/World Vision)

As the world celebrates International Artist Day today, join us in honoring Ibrahim—a painter from Mosul, Iraq who was displaced from his home two years ago.

His powerful work captures the heart and soul of a Christian artist whose home has been destroyed by a war that is intensifying today.

See Iraq through his eyes.

Recipe from Mosul, Iraq: Making Dolma away from home

Recipe from Mosul, Iraq: Making Dolma away from home | World Vision Blog

Not only does emergency food aid help keep people alive and nourished in times of crisis, it can also give them a sense of normalcy during times of trauma and change.

See how innovative projects through the World Food Program are empowering people like Saeeda—who was displaced from Mosul, Iraq two years ago—to cook her favorite recipes from home.

And try making Dolma yourself!

Recipe: Buuz—traditional Mongolian dumplings

Recipe: Buuz—traditional Mongolian dumplings | World Vision Blog

Sponsored girl Anudari making buuz, traditional Mongolian dumplings. (Photo: ©2009 Enkhbayar Purevjav/World Vision)

On the plains of Mongolia, the cuisine is focused on meat and dairy, especially for nomadic herding families.

See what it's like to cook in this harsh climate, and try a recipe at home … "buuz," traditional Mongolian steamed dumplings!

Cooking for better nutrition in Nicaragua

Cooking for better nutrition in Nicaragua | World Vision Blog

5-year-old Nicole in Nicaragua was underweight for her age, but therapeutic food and cooking for better nutrition have her healthy and active again! (Photo: ©2015 Eugene Lee/World Vision)

When it comes to children’s nutrition, food quality is more important than quantity. Without the right foods, malnutrition can still limit a child’s development and weaken the immune system.

See how new recipes and cooking techniques are helping to keep children healthy in Nicaragua!

Pancakes and prayer

Pancakes and prayer | World Vision Blog

Josephine Bingi cooks banana pancakes on a Sunday morning in Uganda to sell at church. (Photo: 2016 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Josephine in Uganda makes 650 banana pancakes every Sunday and sells them at church for a penny each. She raises her 13 children and grandchildren on that income: $6.50 a week.

See what it's like to make this recipe, and how love and prayer keep her going. 

A partnership to reach millions with sustainable clean water

A partnership to reach millions with sustainable clean water | World Vision Blog

This clean water tap in Zambia supports local business! It's next to a milk co-op receiving center, which needs water for cleaning containers. (Photo: 2015 Jon Warren/World Vision)

Our goal is to provide sustainable clean water and sanitation to every person in every place where we work. To achieve this goal, we have to make our methods even better!

See the specific ways in which we’ve partnered with a research institute to do this, and meet the people whose futures are already changing for the better.

Photos: Engaging communities to combat Zika

Photos: Engaging communities to combat Zika | World Vision Blog

In Honduras, Aida brings 8-month-old Crisia to the health center to be tested for Zika. (Photo: 2016 Israel Cárcamo/World Vision)

There have been more than half a million cases of the Zika virus so far across 47 countries.

Focusing on the five most affected countries, which are in Latin America, we're working to empower communities to combat the virus by learning new behaviors that help prevent and treat the disease.

Our photo series shows how!

Defending her life

Defending her life | World Vision Blog

Hector Rodriguez Garcia and his 16-year-old daughter Janeth grow coffee in Honduras. (Photo: Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

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.