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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