World News & Stories

A little love for the garden
An injury prevents Patrick from maintaining his garden – but with a little help from his friends at World Vision, he’s back on his feet.
Reading isn’t just a skill, it’s a habit
Zambian children’s reading levels are low, what are teachers and parents to do? Reading clubs work to change the game of reading for kids.
Anamul finds his voice
Anamul is from a small town where kids are taught to be silent. When he gets involved in leadership, he learns to use his voice for others.
Baking by the dozen
Julio’s friends and family loved his baking so much, he formed a small company. Now, he’s creating jobs for youth like him.
 
A community’s quest for water
Imagine having to walk several kilometers to get safe water. Bertelene and her community had better ideas: a new well in their neighbourhood.
 
More than a bicycle
Irene’s lengthy commute to school—on top of her daily household chores—was keeping her from her potential. Enter: the Buffalo Bicycle.
Child clubs provide space for flourishing
Some kids have difficulty expressing themselves. Children’s clubs link kids to a community they can relate to and grow with.
Strong mothers make strong daughters
When Fazira is diagnosed with malnutrition, her mother joins a nutrition class. It’s not long before Fazira gains her strength back
Making health a priority for Konseguela’s women and children
Hundreds of women took hold of their education by learning how to care for themselves and their children while pregnant and breastfeeding.
Community savings group victory
Ramata was a single mom working hard to stay afloat. She flipped the narrative when she started a savings group and became an investor.
 
Valentina hears her mother’s voice for the first time
Imagine being without one of your five senses. Valentina, deaf from birth, hears for the first time with the help of hearing aids.
A sponsor’s special surprise
When Sapana gets word that her sponsor has purchased a goat, it’s the tipping point for real change in her life.
Young girl, big ambition
With little confidence, Yurico felt she couldn’t contribute much among her peers. The leadership network changed all that
Lidia the leader
Despite the odds, Lidia’s love for education gave her strength to pursue her passion and eventually led to a community movement.
Mary had a little pig
Mary—a widow and mother of two—joined a community savings group in Matyazo. Among her first investments is a little pig fit for a family.
Nurse Alice of Galliness
Alice’s nursing career led her to the child health centre where World Vision works. With the new equipment, she has everything she needs.
Savings group equips and inspires women
Zondi was once dependent and alone. She joined a savings group in her community and began building a business with a neighbour’s help.
Women empowered through savings group
Juggling business and high interest loans doesn’t make for strong financial footing, but these women are eager to earn and save
From the Field Our favourite photos of 2017
Check out this year's seasonal snapshots: World Vision Canada's highlight reel!
Young boy, wise man
In crisis or conflict, children's drawings tell the tale of what they have lived through. They also reveal how kids look back at their land of origin.
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