Better Father. Better Partner. Better Life.

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

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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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Moving from dependence to dignity in Tanzania

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2018 6:29:47 PM / by Chris Huber posted in Economic Empowerment, Tanzania, THRIVE, WV, International Day

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On the International Day of Families, the United Nations highlights the importance of caregivers in the family — parents, grandparents, and siblings — and of educating and empowering them to protect and invest in their children.

World Vision is committed to preserving families worldwide — helping them not just to survive, but to thrive in some of the world’s most broken places.

About 10 percent of the world’s workers live below the extreme poverty line of $1.90 per day. In emerging and developing countries, 30 percent live under the moderate poverty line of $3.10 per day. For these families, shocks like ruined crops or armed conflict can have a severe impact on their ability to meet daily needs.

Two World Vision program models — THRIVE and Empowered Worldview — are proving invaluable in delivering lasting impact in helping families out of poverty. Paired together, they can create a stabilizing effect in communities that have historically struggled with food insecurity and a lack of economic opportunities.

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5 Reasons for Real Hope in 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2018 5:49:39 PM / by Heather Klinger posted in Economic Empowerment, Water, Health, THRIVE, WV, Extreme Poverty

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Hope is empowering, infectious, even healing. But sometimes our world can make hope hard to find. Here are 5 reasons you can have real hope right now — and how to pray for continued progress.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” —Jeremiah 29:11

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A tale of two cobs

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 3:34:42 PM / by Christopher Shore posted in Economic Empowerment, Impact Stories, THRIVE, WV

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Sometimes a picture tells the whole story. Sometimes a bit of explanation is needed. 

As we in the USA prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we will be reminded of how native Americans showed Pilgrims the agricultural bounty of the land – turkey, squash, beans, and corn (known by many as maize). In all the countries where World Vision is implementing its THRIVE program, smallholder farmers grow this crop we all know and love - corn. For many smallholder farmers around the world, corn is the staple food. It is ground to make a porridge, cakes, or sometimes tortillas. Corn is life.

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