United, We Can Do More
Nadia Castro Jun 5, 2020 12:00:00 PM

In the community of Los Planes, located in Marcala, Honduras, we met Abel Lopéz who is 44 years of age. He proudly showed us his huge coffee plot where he has over a 1000 coffee trees. This season has been better...

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...

Thriving and Dreaming Big
Paul Nkhata Apr 17, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Killion, aged 51, and his family struggled with life. Born and raised in Mng’ona village in the Chilenje community, he accepted the status quo of being a villager. Poverty was part of life. He never produced enough...

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...

‘Saving’ Her Future
Maria Kaitesi Apr 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

“I enjoy spending time with my mother and showing her what we learn at school,” says 12-year-old Theonile. Anne Marie cherishes the moment her daughter Theonile arrives home from school each day. She is proud that...

Producing Hope
Esther Chidodolo Feb 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM

A beautiful village carpets the foot hills of Mt. Mbulu in Northern Tanzania. Water streams flow down the mountain into this attractive village. Magugu village is quiet and the streets are empty except for a few...

Empowering Women to THRIVE
World Vision Staff Feb 28, 2020 8:53:59 AM

THE COST OF HOLDING WOMEN BACK

Although women make up almost half of the agricultural workforce across Africa — and perform 80% of the labor on smallholder farms — millions of them don’t have access to financial...

The Driving Force of Knowledge
Nadia Castro Feb 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM
Secundina’s hillside plot

Early morning, with a soft breeze blowing up the hillside, we catch Secundina Aquino working the soil with a hoe on the plot of land that she is currently cultivating with her...

From Tenant to Owner
Paul Nkhata Jan 31, 2020 12:00:00 PM
Ester feeds the pigs she is raising for income

Ester remembers how frightened she was, especially after she was divorced and took over the responsibility of raising her four boys on her own. Ester hails from...