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In the News Microfinance and its world-changing potential
Microfinance offers key financial services to some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Millions of women and men are not viewed as valuable clients by traditional banks and consequently, lack access to services.
In the News International Day of the Girl: What it is and why it matters
Despite global achievements towards gender equality, girls continue to face barriers to full, equal participation both at home and in the world. Find out why we need Day of the Girl more than ever.
In the News What it takes to end child marriage
12 million girls under 18 are married every year. Find out why, and how to stop it.
Change Makers 'Girls Power Group’ on the front lines preventing child marriage
'Girls Power Groups' in India have helped to stop 13 child marriages in the first two months of the pandemic alone.
Change Makers 5 innovative ways kids are going back to school
Families around the world are preparing for an uncertain return to school. Read about five innovative ways kids are going back to school around the globe.
In the News Child marriage and COVID-19: What happens when no one’s looking?
A World Vision report predicts a sharp increase in violence against children and child marriage , as a result of COVID-19. At least four million more girls could be married in the next two years. Find out why.
Voices World Humanitarian Day: Dreams for my people
Masouma Rasouli is the first female WASH engineer with World Vision Afghanistan. Read her story in her own words.
Voices The Overcomers: Surviving gang violence
With an average of 20 homicides per day, San Pedro Sula, Honduras is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. Eight-year-old Juan shares his story in his own words.
Voices The Overcomers: Escaping child marriage
When 11-year-old Ilham found out that her father and grandmother had promised to sell her into a marriage, her mother Rowaida bravely challenged the marriage. Ilham and Rowaida share their story in their own words.
Voices The Overcomers: Healing the scars of war
Raja* is a 10-year-old survivor of war. During the battle for Mosul, Iraq between ISIL and coalition forces, she was severely injured by a bomb. She lost her hand and her legs were badly damaged. Raja shares her story in her own words.
Voices The Overcomers: Surviving child marriage
Benesh, 14, lives in Afghanistan. Her parents sold her into marriage when she was 11 and she now has an 18-month old son. Benesh lives in a displacement camp with her new family, forced from home because of conflict and drought. Benesh tells her story in her own words.
Voices The Overcomers: War orphan finds peace
Masika, 12, was forced to flee her home in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after rebel forces murdered her parents. Masika shares her story in her own words.
In the News Northern Triangle: terrifying to live in, dangerous to leave
Each year, 500,000 people risk their lives migrating from the Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – fleeing the cruelty of gangs.
Change Makers #HiddenHero: Breaking the cycle of child marriage in Afghanistan
Fariba is a teacher and a community leader working to break the cycle of child marriage in her community.
Change Makers #HiddenHero: Teaming up to save lives in Sierra Leone
An unexpected partnership between an Imam and a Pastor helped slow the spread of the Ebola virus.
Change Makers Hidden in plain sight: A different kind of hero
World Vision has a history of responding in a crisis. Meet six heroes from our history who had extraordinary impact.
In the News COVID-19 threatens to increase malnutrition globally
The risk of increased malnutrition looms large for children, especially those in low- and middle-income countries, with potentially long-lasting and harmful impacts on health, well-being, and future global stability, thanks to COVID-19. Find out why.
Change Makers #HiddenHero: Priscillia is an agent of change in her community
At just 12 years old, Priscillia is using her advocacy training to share coronavirus prevention messages with her friends and neighbours in Camp Bili, a refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo, and she's making a difference.
Change Makers Called to the toughest places: Four change-makers responding to COVID-19
The global pandemic has transformed millions of ordinary people into heroes, quietly stepping forward to help the most vulnerable in some of the toughest places. Meet four women having extraordinary impact.
Voices “The hardness of life” for an unaccompanied child in a refugee camp
“The main problem I have is the hardness of life,” says Muombi. At 15, she's on her own and living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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