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...

Celebrating International Day of the Girl on October 11
World Vision Staff Oct 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Shining a light in the darkness.

Heroes are rising up to shine light into their communities, and it’s girls and women who are leading the charge. Let’s celebrate them this October 11, on International Day of the...

Hunger: The devastating fallout from COVID-19
Andrea Peer Oct 6, 2020 11:03:01 AM
For many of us, COVID-19 has brought new realities that feel nearly impossible to navigate. Simple things we took for granted now feel like distant memories. But for many families at home and worldwide, their new...
World Refugee Day: When life is upended
Elisabeth Rickard Jun 19, 2020 2:25:23 PM

We’ve likely all had an experience of life changing in an instant. Maybe it was the birth of a first child, the unexpected loss of a loved one, or bad news about a job. Whatever it was, life was irrevocably altered...

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...

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...

Clean water brings hope and dignity
World Vision Staff Mar 20, 2020 3:06:02 PM

“Water has given me hope. I’m a strong woman. Thanks to World Vision and clean water, there are a lot of strong women here.”

Esperance, a Rwandan mother, hasn’t always been able to say this. As one of the 785...

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...

Zero Tolerance for FGM
World Vision Staff Feb 5, 2020 2:09:21 PM

Vivian's Story

Vivian’s story is rooted in poverty. She says, “My dad married four wives… I had so many problems.” She and her siblings had to do odd jobs like selling firewood just to find money for food, and, even...