8.4 million people benefited from work World Vision U.S. donors like you helped support since these projects began. Thank you for giving generously to transform the lives of children and families in need.
Although each of our project countries is very different, the theme we hear from our field offices is the same—the Christian Discipleship Signature Initiative is encouraging the voices of children to become stronger in their faith and more confident in their identity in Christ.
1,099,050 people benefited from ministry activities since October 2015, including 451,765 during the first half of FY18. This includes parents/caregivers, children, and community members benefiting directly and indirectly.
In alignment with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6),* World Vision’s WASH programming strategically focuses on universal and equitable WASH access. World Vision and our partners are committed to positively impacting the lives of millions through life-saving WASH services.
In the first half of fiscal year 2018, 1.5 million people were provided with access to clean drinking water. 1 million people gained access to improved household sanitation and 2.3 million people were reached with hygiene behavior-change programming.
Your support of World Vision’s mother and child health initiatives has helped bring improved health and well-being to families in Somalia, Uganda, and Zambia. Because of your faithful and generous partnership, pregnant and nursing women and young children are being cured of malnutrition and learning how to find and prepare healthy, nutritious food.
253,493 women and young children were provided with access to maternal and child health and nutrition services, which included 167,987 children younger than 5 during fiscal year 2018. Since these projects began in FY16, 582,162 women and young children have benefited from your support.
World Vision’s THRIVE (Transforming Household Resilence in Vulnerable Environments) program targets rural and predominantly subsistence farming households with dependent children. We are working with parents and caregivers who generally have some skills and assets, including small plots of land, but are living below the national poverty line.
849,845 people were provided with access to economic empowerment activities since the program began in FY16.
Thank you for your support of our Child Protection projects. Through your partnership, children around the world who are vulnerable to violence are being protected from grave abuse and exploitation.
1,270,558 people, including 656,915 children, have benefited from our Child Protection projects since they began. These numbers include beneficiaries from our Honduras project, which was not summarized in this report, and other Child Protection projects that have already closed. In FY18, 149,649 people benefited.
Around the world, many vulnerable children are denied access to a quality education, where they can learn and grow. We are grateful for your support in changing this. You are helping to make a difference.
10,574 people, including 3,405 children, have benefited from our Education projects since they began in October 2016. In FY18, 4,553 people benefited, including 1,610 children.
Thank you for your commitment to empowering millions of women and girls. You are helping to ensure they have opportunities to reach their potential and build healthier families and communities. Your support of a full range of interventions—from water, food, health, and education to economic development and child protection—allows communities to work toward solutions, improved lives, and renewed hope.
More than 60 percent of people living in extreme poverty are women and girls. World Vision is responding in many of the communities where women and girls struggle the most. Solving the puzzle of poverty requires a full plan and a full range of services—water, food, health, education, economic opportunities, and child protection— in partnership with faith leaders who promote gender equality. Through signature initiatives in these areas, with your partnership, much progress occurred between October 2016 and September 2017.