A Journey to Success

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Johnny Lopez posted in Impact Stories, WV, Honduras, THRIVE, Economic Empowerment

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Gladys picking peppers 

Every morning, Gladys wakes up and runs into the kitchen for breakfast. Her mother, Olga Campos (37) prepares her a healthy meal; Soy milk, green tortillas made out of vegetables, eggs and beans. Gladys who is 4 and half years old looks very healthy and happy. They all live in the community of Santa Ifigenia in Honduras. “Thanks to the recipes I learn from the World Vision project, ‘Common pot’, I saved my daughter’s life,” Olga says very proudly. A few years ago Gladys use to suffer from anemia, she almost died. Her father Jaime Coto use to work at other people’s farm, making a daily income of $6. This was not enough to properly feed his family. “We struggle for a long time with money, my daughter was very sick and it was hard for me to afford Ramon and Ana Julissa, my other 2 children ́s education,” Jamie recalls.  

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A Changed Mind, Heart and Pocket

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2018 8:08:34 PM / by Paul Nkhata posted in Impact Stories, WV, THRIVE, Economic Empowerment, Malawi

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Liyana Zenasi hails from Zenasi village in Chilenje Area Program in Malawi. She is married to Enosi and together, they have 4 children, age ranging from 6 to 18. For years, they have engaged in rain-fed subsistence farming, using traditional farming methods and with no involvement into micro enterprise. Providing for the family’s basic needs and supporting children with school supplies was an uphill task. They could hardly harvest enough from their fields and had no other source of income.

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2018 4:19:43 PM / by Andrea Peer posted in Extreme Poverty, THRIVE, Economic Empowerment, International Day

D324-0495-81Global leaders have committed to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.  And for the first time in modern history, the world is coming to the collective realization that it is possible to completely end extreme poverty in our lifetimes.  World Vision is leading the charge on a variety of fronts, including equipping, educating and empowering smallholder farmers break the cycle of generational poverty that has held their families back.  Until now.

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World Vision's 'forest-maker' wins prestigious international award

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2018 4:34:14 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Economic Empowerment, FMNR, THRIVE

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A humanitarian’s painstaking work to transform desert-like landscapes into thriving forests and farmland has been hailed a game-changer for combating famine and deforestation.

World Vision’s Tony Rinaudo has won the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, after more than 35 years working across Asia and Africa.

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Lesotho Pastor using Empowered Worldview receives Commonwealth award from Queen Elizabeth

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2018 5:18:11 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in WV, Economic Empowerment, THRIVE, Lesotho, Tanzania

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The Empowered Worldview is a biblically-based training and action learning curriculum created by World Vision and other partners.  Its central purpose is to build a deep acceptance and understanding that all humans have been endowed by their Creator with the ability and capacity to lead productive, creative lives – from earning and income and providing for their families, to family roles and relationships, and from caring for others in the community to caring for creation - and to combat a dependency mindset.  The Empowered Worldview uses both a teaching curriculum as well as short-term and long-term action learning through special projects and engaging in empowering activities such as Savings Groups.

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Senegal Microfinance Update

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2018 3:58:34 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Economic Empowerment, WV, VisionFund

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World Vision is committed to helping our microfinance institution in Senegal flourish and thrive.  By this we mean that it can grow to the point that it is able to meet the critical needs for financial services in many of the areas of the country where World Vision works, and is able to pay its own costs from revenues it earns from lending.  Right now, VisionFund Senegal is not large enough and does not have enough capital to meet those goals.

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FMNR - Moving forward in Africa

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2018 7:09:15 PM / by Sebastian Matthews posted in Economic Empowerment, WV, THRIVE, FMNR

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World Vision continues to press forward with Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration[i], with a number of exciting developments taking place across the African continent.  This lays the natural resource management foundation for World Vision’s THRIVE program.  World Vision is pushing forward with strategic partnerships, global and regional platforms, developing an evidence base, and pushing ahead with large scale projects. 

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With FMNR, farmers learn to get into the shade

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2018 6:01:44 PM / by Christopher Shore posted in Economic Empowerment, WV, THRIVE, FMNR

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Recent record-high temperatures across the USA have put the spotlight on how to cope with the heat. One of God’s best inventions for this is – a TREE!  Trees and agriculture can and do go together, and we bring them together in the THRIVE program through Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR).

In Niger, the encroaching Sahara Desert is a daily challenge for farmers – the wind, sand, dust, soil degradation, water scarcity, and recurring drought make it hard for farmers to provide well for their families.  Restoring and managing trees is proving to be not only a way of growing more crops, but there is a special tree that has the sweet taste of success.

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World Changer Profile: Sandy and Bob Hoover

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2018 8:23:21 PM / by Margot Starbuck posted in NLC, World Changers, Economic Empowerment, WV

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Sandy and Bob Hoover are members of World Vision's National Leadership Council. This is their story.

“So what do you want to do now that Bob has retired?”

Bob and Sandy Hoover were meeting with their financial advisor, National Leadership Council member David Hillard, when he surprised Sandy with this question.

Without hesitating, Sandy answered, “I want to go to Africa.”

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Better Father. Better Partner. Better Life.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 10:01:56 AM / by Alfonsias Haamanjanji posted in International Day, THRIVE, Zambia, Economic Empowerment, WV, Impact Stories

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Estella and Augustine Nsabika’s story is one of family and faith, a strong demonstration of how World Vision is helping vulnerable households in Zambia climb the rungs of the economic ladder and increase their economic stability. This strong framework is the basis of THRIVE (Transforming Household Resilience in Vulnerable Environments) - growing families through education and faith.

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