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.
We first brought you the story of Melka in Ethiopia last year. Today, we're excited to present this video depiction of the remarkable young woman's journey.
Melka was 14 years old when, to her surprise, her parents married her off to an older man from another village whom she didn't even know. When Melka resisted him later that evening, he and his friends beat her severely. She woke up in the hospital.
The civil war in Syria has entered its third year, and the number of refugees fleeing the country has doubled in the past three months.
Today's post -- the third in our series about the crisis -- offers a list of the most frequently asked questions to offer our readers some background to the growing humanitarian needs.
Today's post comes to us from Carolyn Baas, whose daughter, Bella, is featured in the video "I Like Bugshells," which originally appeared on the "I Like Giving" blog. Bella's generosity at just 5 years old has inspired many others to demonstrate a giving spirit -- and just might change the world. See how!
As today marks the two-year anniversary of the historic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, residents are making progress toward rebuilding their lives and communities. World Vision has helped almost 300,000 people in three of the worst-affected areas – Miyagi, Iwate, and Niigata prefectures.
This Christmas season, you had the chance to follow along as Kris Allen journeyed to Kenya to learn what really happens when you give gifts through the World Vision Gift Catalog. Today, Kris Allen has a special message for you!
Merry Christmas from the World Vision family.
For people in developing nations, health clinics are often the only link between them and the medicines they so desperately need.
Kris Allen, host of the 2012 True Spirit of Christmas Tour, had a chance to visit a health clinic in Bartabwa, Kenya. See how gifts given through the World Vision Gift Catalog are helping to save lives.
For may students in the United States, singing the ABCs is one of the first lessons in the classroom. You might be surprised to learn that children in Bartabwa, Kenya, know a very similar version. See for yourself as Kris Allen sings with elementary school students.
Today, you get to see Brian smile his gap-toothed grin as American Idol's Kris Allen strums and sings 'This Little Light of Mine." It's one of our favorite moments from the 2012 True Spirit of Christmas Tour, and we couldn't help but share.
Before sponsorship, Brian and his family didn't have a roof over their heads. They didn't have a lamp to see at night.
But all of that changed after Brian became sponsored and received a special gift from his sponsor in the United States.
Kris Allen, host of the 2012 True Spirit of Christmas Tour, was able to meet Brian and his family -- and see firsthand how their lives had been changed.
"Sponsoring a child is something that is going to last them a lifetime, and is something that changes their whole community."
What you haven't seen him do is the thing he is most known for -- singing.
Today, that changes. You get the chance to see Kris Allen share a song with Sylvia and her family.
Leo, age 4, explains why he loves Christmas and why he would give the gift of a chicken.
Kris Allen, host of this year's True Spirit of Christmas Tour, shares his perspective on the life-changing impacts of clean water.
Kris Allen, host of the 2012 True Spirit of Christmas Tour, met a Kenyan mother whose family has benefited from a World Vision clean water project in her area. Where drought once caused extreme hardship, there is now new life.
We asked whether you wanted to see Kris Allen herd goats -- or feed goats.
You voted -- and Kris is Kenya's newest goat herder.
Juliette, age 4, shares why she loves Christmas -- and why she would give an alpaca out of the World Vision Gift Catalog.
Kris Allen, host of the 2012 True Spirit of Christmas Tour, had the chance to visit Mary's village and farm. Watch and see what he learned about the life-changing impact these goats have had on Mary and her family.
Mary and her family lost everything in a flood: possessions, livestock, and their home.
"I do not take it for granted getting to December. Making it to a new year. It is by God's grace."
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