Gabriella's Happiness
Fred Tumusiime Jun 5, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Mugombwa, a refugee camp in southern Rwanda, currently hosts over 10,400 Congolese refugees. Gabriella, a 7-year-old girl in Mugombwa, smiles every time she washes her hands after using the toilet because she...

What Every Mother Wants
World Vision Staff May 8, 2020 7:23:37 AM

Ask any mother what she wants more than anything in the world, and she’ll likely say, “for my children to be safe, healthy, and happy.” For mothers living in extreme poverty, this gift is hard to come by … especially...

For Micro-finance Lenders, Covid-19 Is An Existential Threat
Christopher Shore May 7, 2020 4:40:00 PM

As many people know, micro-finance is the "canary in the coal mine" for any rapid changes in the economic well-being for people who live at "the bottom of the pyramid". On May 5th, The Economist published an...

A useful way to think about disaster risk in a time of Covid-19
Christopher Shore Apr 17, 2020 7:35:45 AM

Thanks to Covid-19, most of the world is getting an up-front-close and personal course in disaster management.  One of the keys to good disaster management is understanding risk.  World Vision does a lot of work in...

Links to Articles - How Covid-19 is Affecting Those Living in Extreme Poverty
Christopher Shore Apr 15, 2020 4:37:00 PM

I have tried to organize a set of links for people interested in knowing what is happening in various countries - without having to go search them out. The realities the people living in extreme poverty are often...

What if we didn’t have clean water or soap to wash our hands?
Dr. Greg Allgood Apr 6, 2020 3:25:34 PM

World Vision’s expertise in the prevention of the spread of infectious disease has never been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most important activities to prevent the spread of the virus...