What is a father willing to do for his child’s health?
This is a question that Juan de Dios Castro answers immediately: “To give my life, if possible,” says this father while smiling at his almost 3-year-old son Noe, who runs into his arms, asking to play together with the soccer ball.
In 2010, Jeremiah tested positive for HIV, then lost his wife four days after she gave birth, leaving him with eight children to care for. Feeling alone and afraid, he sought counseling from World Vision.
Several years later, he is the happy beneficiary of World Vision's livelihood project and is able to take care of his family. Now, he dares to dream about his future.
Last week, we explored World Vision's WASH programs (water, sanitation, and hygiene), including the effectiveness of these programs in promoting better health in communities.
But World Vision's work in the health sector is much wider in scope than WASH programs alone! This week, we delve deeper into our impact in a wide variety of health issues -- including child and maternal health, HIV and AIDS, and malaria.
“My overshirt is off, my hat is off, and I’m really sucking air at this point.”
This is a snapshot of Mark Smith struggling with a 55-pound jug of water in the middle of sweltering Ethiopia. It certainly isn’t where you’d expect to find the owner of the most successful Harley Davidson shop in the United States.
In today's Q&A, Randy Strash, World Vision's senior manager of water, sanitation, and hygiene programs (WASH), delves into the effectiveness of our work to bring clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene to the communities we serve.
Providing access to clean water, combined with sanitation facilities and hygiene training, is foundational to World Vision's holistic approach to community development. All week, we look forward to sharing with you the impact that our work in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) has already made, as well as the future of this critical work.
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.
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