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    Nepal Earthquake:

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    ​Get the latest information on our work helping earthquake survivors in Nepal.​
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    Almost a Child

    Bride

    ​Ferdaushi’s prayers were those of an 11-year-old child bride, desperate to stay out of marriage and get an education. But poverty made that an unlikely reality.​
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    Sexual Slavery

    Poverty can do ugly things. Just ask young Mao. It forced her to sell her virginity.
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    Nepal Earthquake:

    The Latest News

    ​Get the latest information on our work helping earthquake survivors in Nepal.​
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  • young

    Almost a Child

    Bride

    ​Ferdaushi’s prayers were those of an 11-year-old child bride, desperate to stay out of marriage and get an education. But poverty made that an unlikely reality.​
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  • A

    Forced Into

    Sexual Slavery

    Poverty can do ugly things. Just ask young Mao. It forced her to sell her virginity.
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  • World

    Nepal Earthquake:

    The Latest News

    ​Get the latest information on our work helping earthquake survivors in Nepal.​
    MORE  
  • young

    Almost a Child

    Bride

    ​Ferdaushi’s prayers were those of an 11-year-old child bride, desperate to stay out of marriage and get an education. But poverty made that an unlikely reality.​
    MORE  
  • A

    Forced Into

    Sexual Slavery

    Poverty can do ugly things. Just ask young Mao. It forced her to sell her virginity.
    MORE  
  • World

    Nepal Earthquake:

    The Latest News

    ​Get the latest information on our work helping earthquake survivors in Nepal.​
    MORE  
  • young

    Almost a Child

    Bride

    ​Ferdaushi’s prayers were those of an 11-year-old child bride, desperate to stay out of marriage and get an education. But poverty made that an unlikely reality.​
    MORE  
  • A

    Forced Into

    Sexual Slavery

    Poverty can do ugly things. Just ask young Mao. It forced her to sell her virginity.
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Dagim, age five, enjoys a glass of cool, clean water.

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How Unsafe Water Keeps Girls from School​: 13 year-old writer Helenetia tells us about her friend Otília, and how a lack of clean water prevents her from learning and doing the things she loves.

Giving Birth Far From Home:​ Ola was terrified to deliver a child away from family and friends. But with World Vision's support, little Omar arrived safe and sound. 

What's a Child-Friendly Space?: World Vision answers your frequently asked questions about Child-friendly spaces. 


STORIES FROM ECUADOR

​Ecuador Earthquake: Caring for Children World Vision is on the ground ensuring the needs of children and their families are met through Child Friendly Spaces that provide “psychosocial care and mitigate emotional distress.

A Country in Mourning: "They have lost everything"​ ​A first hand account of the Ecuador earthquake and a family's tragic loss.


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Water

Ramu's Story:​ A young boy tells us about living without access to clean water in the heart of Mumbai, India. 

Water Around the World: ​Clean water gives life…and the lack of it, steals it away. We visited ten very special communities to learn how water impacts the daily lives of children.​​

Clean Water Makes Tiya Safer For years, fetching water put these Ethiopian women and girls in danger. Today they celebrate clean water, improved safety and better hygiene!

Clean Water in Action Maganga almost died because of unsafe water. Now he and his community are thriving.

Meet Two Canadian Change Makers The Courage brothers share how a little idea - to brave icy waters on New Year's Day for a good cause - has turned into a national adventure. 

Factsheet: Cholera and Water-borne Diseases Water is a lifesaver, but it can also be a threat to human life.

Child Protection

When Can Serkalem Finally Be a Child? Serkalem desperately wanted to be an A+ student, and live a normal childhood. But poverty forced her to spend many hours working instead of studying. 

Stacking 4000 Bricks a Day, at 13 Unlike most 13-year-old girls, Srey spends her days lifting and stacking bricks in a brickyard where she also lives.

"How I almost became a wife at 11." Ferdaushi’s prayers were those of an 11-year-old child bride, desperate to stay out of marriage and get an education. But poverty made that an unlikely reality.

Everyone Wins at First-ever World Vision Cup Youth from around the world bond over soccer.

Forced Into Sexual Slavery by the Cruel Hand of Poverty Poverty can do ugly things. Just ask young Mao. It forced her to sell her virginity.

Rescued from a Life of Servitude Once forced to work as a servant in the house of her godmother, Sonite, 14, thought she would never sit in a classroom.

The Brutal Life of a Child Miner Girls and boys as young as six are working in dangerous conditions just so they can eat. Here are 6 things you should know about children and mining. 

Food & Health

​Malaria's Deadly Bite:​ When World Vision Staff member Megan Radford was ten, she got malaria. On World Malaria Day, she's asking you to help us stop this deadly disease before it bites. 

Nutritious Food in Action With training from World Vision, Bimala now provides nutrition training to fellow moms in her community.

Healthcare in Action Little Yeinmy was malnourished but child sponsorship helped her get better.

Malaria: The Blood Wars The deadliest creature alive is also one of the tiniest. Learn more about malaria.

Hamida's Heart: Doctors told Hamida’s parents that her heart would not last much longer. But because of World Vision child sponsorship, Hamida’s story didn’t end there.

Education

6 Kids' Unique Journeys to School​ For these six children getting to school is no simple matter. But neither mountain ranges nor rivers will stop them from getting an education.​

5 ways to Make a Child's School Year Better Five simple and affordable ways that you can help improve the school year for a child in need. 

Education: The Key to Escaping Poverty Lucy's family don't earn a lot, but they've made a commitment to ensure Lucy gets an education. Child sponsorship helped make this a reality. 

Back to School Thrills Sponsored child Evalyn is excited to head back to school to learn new things and make new friends. 

Education in Action See how child sponsorship gives kids the education they need.

Girl Rising: Education is an Ally to Girls

From Buffalo Herder to Outstanding Student Ping Vakhim used to tend to buffaloes instead of his schoolwork, but sponsorship changed all that.

A World of Classrooms As Canadian children get ready for back-to-school, they’re joining millions of children learning all around the world. Some study in school buildings, others under a tree, or in a refugee camp.

Around the World: Running for Office In Honduras, World Vision aims to get kids more involved in school activities. Laury, 10, has no problem with that. In fact, she wants to be president one day.

Best-learned Lessons While growing up in Thailand, former sponsored child Sumitra learned that the best lessons in life are sometimes learned outside the classroom.

Economic Development

The Young Faces of Urban Poverty:​ Millions of children around the world are at risk because of urban poverty.

From Broken-hearted Mother to Breadwinner Julia didn't know how she was going to support her family. But child sponsorship made her a confident and successful breadwinner.

Child Sponsorship

12 Years Old and Homeless: Sonia's Story Meet Sonia, she’s 12 and lives in Burundi, Africa. Her greatest wish is to have a pen and notepad and to go to school. But sadly, Sonia’s never been to school.

Milanthas family was struggling to survive. Then the 10-year-old became a sponsored child – and this family got the fresh start they desperately needed.

There's An Art to Changing the World: Find out why child sponsorship through World Vision is so successful and so unique.

The Sculpting of an Artist: Meet Margarita, a 14-year-old from Armenia who is creating a better life for herself, her family and her community - thanks to child sponsorship.

Sponsor Has Perfect Match in Brazil Sandi enjoys a “world class” soccer match in Peru with her sponsored child Cesar.

Meeting the Child I've Sponsored for Nine Years Dave Schram of Amazing Race Canada gets a surprise visit in Brazil.

Olympic Lessons from Sponsored Children Discipline, teamwork, grace—sponsored children benefit from the healthy values sport has to offer.

Birthday Bash for Sponsored Kids Your donations are giving children around the world, the birthday of a lifetime.

Videos: South African Preschoolers Say 'No!' to Violence

Face-to-face with Our Sponsored Child Two Canadian child sponsors travel to the Dominican Republic to meet Oliver, their sponsored child and the young boy behind all those photos and letters. 

A Life-changing Visit to Meet My Sponsored Child His photo caught her attention while she was walking past a World Vision booth at her local mall. Years later, Kelly had the chance to meet her sponsored child Ruben in person. And the experience was more than she expected!

How You Help: When you say 'Yes!' to sponsoring a child, you're joining a movement that is changing lives.

4 Things You Didn't Know About Child Sponsorship Four fantastic ways you can connect with your sponsored child.

5 Ways to Show You Care Sponsorship is about letting children know that they’re loved!

Emergencies

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Stories and News Get the latest updates on our with the Syrian Crisis

Nepal Earthquake: The Latest News Get the latest information on our work helping earthquake survivors in Nepal.

How We Respond to Disasters When a disaster strikes, World Vision is positioned to respond, to help mitigate the impact on vulnerable communities.

The Gift of Radio for Children Facing Ebola: Photos show how children in Sierra Leone are learning how to stay safe from the Ebola virus through a radio program, supported by World Vision.

Canadian Donations Making a Difference Around the World Your donations are hard at work in two of the past year's biggest emergency areas: Syria and the Philippines. See how you're helping.

What's a Child Friendly Space? We answer your frequently asked questions. 

Lifestyle

How our fast fashion addiction is wasting water, and four ways to stop it:​ Ethical lifestyle blogger Megan Radford tackles ways we can stop the clothing industry's harmful affect on our planet. 

Five ways to help a mom in need: We all know moms who go to extraordinary lengths to provide for and protect their children. Sometimes all of us could us a helping hand. 

Ethical Chocolate Changes Lives Despite its delicious taste, unethical chocolate does more harm than good, but ethical chocolate can transform impoverished cocoa-producing communities into thriving ones...just ask Mayra!

The Shop for Change Guide Start making better consumer decisions today with our Shop for Change Guide.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Talking to Kids About Tragedy When disasters and tragedy strike, here are some tips to help make speaking to your child easier.

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