Small businesses power the world
Elisabeth Rickard Jun 25, 2021 1:00:47 PM

By now, the stats are achingly familiar: For the first time in 20 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty is increasing. In the World Bank’s words, “the pandemic-induced global new poor [was] estimated...

World Refugee Day: Spotlight on Syria
Kathryn Reid Jun 17, 2021 5:33:29 PM

The 10th anniversary of the Syrian civil war slipped by unnoticed for many, falling just four days after the one-year mark of the WHO’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic. This World Refugee Day, recognized...

UN decade on ecosystem restoration
Elisabeth Rickard Jun 3, 2021 5:01:05 PM

A THRIVE farmer puts ecosystem restoration into action

“I always say when you want, you can,” Genrri Herrera Ramirez says. This determined streak has put him on a journey of restoration — ecosystem restoration in...

World Health Day
Lisa M. Anderson Apr 7, 2021 9:11:51 AM

This past year drove home the importance of handwashing. We’re buying soap by the gallon and scrubbing our hands a little longer as we do our best to stay safe from COVID-19.While the U.S. has taken strides in...

World Water Day
Lisa M. Anderson Mar 19, 2021 1:08:00 PM

Imagine a world where everyone has access to safe, clean water. That’s a world we’re getting closer to every day.

This World Water Day, March 22, World Vision is celebrating a significant milestone: Since...

This International Women’s Day, help turn the tide for women and girls — with clean water
Lisa M. Anderson Mar 3, 2021 1:02:18 PM

Don’t let March 8 slip by this year — it’s simply too important to overlook. International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women and their the incredible social, economic, cultural, and political achievements...

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Elisabeth Rickard Feb 5, 2021 4:19:19 PM

Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Learn how we’re uniting to end this harmful practice that holds girls back from achieving their potential.

5 Reasons to share your blessings on Giving Tuesday
Elisabeth Rickard Nov 30, 2020 2:01:05 PM

At World Vision, we’re big fans of Giving Tuesday. This “global generosity movement,” started in 2012 as a day for doing good, occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, that’s December 1. It’s a chance to...

Hunger pushes children to extremes as pandemic continues
World Vision Staff Nov 20, 2020 5:58:42 AM

World Children’s Day is a time to promote and celebrate children’s rights. But this year, the rights of children are in greater jeopardy than they’ve been in decades. The economic impact of COVID-19 will double the...

FIVE International Days about Poverty and ONE World Vision Solution
Elisabeth Rickard Oct 9, 2020 5:03:28 PM

Welcome to THRIVE week, where we honor five national and international days that all connect to our efforts to end extreme poverty. From World Food Day to the International Day of Rural Women, World Vision has one...