Davita's Story
World Vision Staff Feb 14, 2022 11:33:27 AM

The Kinyarwanda word Dativa means one who wears a traditional crown. The name fits 49-year-old Dativa, who bears herself like royalty. But that regal countenance hides the many sorrows life has tossed her way.

Unlocking Literacy Gives Alpha a Boost
Maria Kaitesi Feb 14, 2022 11:22:20 AM

Gishyita is a delightful, quiet village filled with lots of lush green gardens. The birds are chirping and flitting all around us as we walk the narrow path to Alpha’s home in the Karongi district, where he lives with...

Jolly “Unlocks” Her Joy
Maria Kaitesi Jan 5, 2021 10:54:06 AM

Before 9-year-old Jolly started going to the reading camp, she could hardly read a word. Her grades were poor and this affected her results for her various subjects at school. Just like many children in her community...

Hope for Honduras
Dr. Greg Allgood Sep 29, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, World Vision staff traveled to Honduras to see how World Vision is addressing the root causes of emigration from Honduras to the United States, and empowering families to have hope at...

Nothing Will Stop Me
Tamiru Chewaka Sep 28, 2020 5:21:38 PM

Jamaya High School is located in the Shashogo district of Ethiopia, 260 miles south of Addis Ababa. Built five years ago, the school serves 785 students, half of which are girls. The school had four latrines with...

New Hope as Coronavirus Storm Lingers
Collins Kaumba Jul 17, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Seated on the ground, 13-year-old Ivy eloquently reads a book in her mother tongue as she leans against the wall of a small mudbrick house in southern Zambia’s Moyo community. In the day’s twilight, the sun pleasantly...

Empowering kids with choices
World Vision Staff Nov 21, 2019 7:19:14 AM

When we’re kids, it’s natural to wonder about what the future may hold. Kids who feel supported and safe have fun dreaming about what they’ll do when they grow up. But for those who don’t know their rights, the future...

International Literacy Day: Recognizing the Critical Role of Reading
World Vision Staff Sep 6, 2019 1:02:00 PM
Lightwell is engrossed in reading his bookwhile sitting in a sun-drenched field. (©2018 World Vision/photo by Laura Reinhardt)

What would your life be like if you never learned how to read? If these words...

Against All Odds - Kathryn’s Story
Alfonsias Haamanjanji Jun 29, 2019 1:07:00 PM

We had no sooner pulled into her village compound, when Kathryn rushed out of the vehicle to embrace the four little girls she now calls her sisters. Her aunt dropped a bundle of small sweeping sticks and in her haste...

The Rise of Daniel
Samuel Gamusa Jun 13, 2019 11:25:00 AM

It’s exactly 12:00 noon and I can feel the heat wave from the scorching sun as we make our way to Wetaa Primary School in Machakos County.

Our mission is to meet Daniel Katunga Mutuku (13), a grade 7 student, who is...