World News & Stories

What is the cycle of poverty?
The cycle of poverty is about more than a simple lack of resources. It’s a complex issue that requires digging a little deeper for sustainable solutions. Read more... 

From the Field A mother's strength and hope
Olivia wants the best for her two children, Julio and Tito. Julio wants to be a teacher one day and it is Olivia’s dream to see her son achieve his goal.

From the Field The 14-year-old charcoal maker
Robert’s favourite video game is League of Legends. Like most 14-year-old boys, he could spend countless hours playing it. But there’s one big thing that sets Robert apart from other boys his age — he makes charcoal for a living. 
 

Educating Young Entrepreneurs
Students at World Vision's vocational training school learn how to become independent with hands-on education. One student learns to cut and style hair. Photo: Eugene Lee/World Vision The building functions as a community center near...

Fridges Fund Families
In the south region of the country, this village is isolated from all things urban. The local primary school doesn’t have enough rooms for children or teachers, water facilities are not up to par, and parents find themselves helpless to financial... 

Bringing an End to Domestic Abuse
Isatu, 42, is happy about the good work being done in her community. Of the accomplishments they’ve made, she’s most proud of the fact that, through the mothers’ club started by World Vision, family violence has seen a major decline. The...

Proving Her Doubters Wrong
Tall and thin, 20-year-old Queenie seems like an average young adult. A passer-byer may not know the power she harnesses in her seemingly gentle fingers. She has already mastered the forging of two metals. After passing her welding exams,...

Youth Seeking Development
The participants of the course belong to a network driven by World Vision, where they address issues of leadership, value formation and entrepreneurship. The aim is to support young people to expand their knowledge and undertake activities that allow them to generate sources of income.

New Home, New Hope
With the help of World Vision’s Service-in-Kind program, community members in Aline’s area were sent to improve her shelter for her and family. Photo: Javan Niyakire/World Vision Aline, a 12-year-old girl who suffered from pneumonia, now...

Voices 3 tips for buying ethically-sourced flowers

You want to purchase flowers for someone special. You also want to be socially responsible. Where do you start in the search for ethically sourced flowers?
 


Voices The little blue dress that changed how I see child labour

This World Day to End Child Labour is a poignant one for me. It’s been over three years since I started living as a more conscious consumer, by educating myself about child labour in the products I buy and use. That all started with a little blue dress I bought in England.


Salamita: Mother and Mentor
“I come from a modest family. Due to our difficult situation and the absence of financial support, I had to drop out school,” says 23-year-old Salimata. Unfortunately, this is the case for many other young men and women in the Kankossa...

Tailor-Made Success
What’s the most important thing in your home? For 44-year-old single mother Ariunaa, it’s her sewing machine, which has transformed the struggling homemaker into a professional tailor. Since World Vision donated an electric sewing machine, Ariunaa...

Children Savor the Sweet Taste of Success
Zaza Ivanidze stands before a room full of pupils.He calls out questions and picks out hands.A child goes to the front of the room and is given a honeycomb to hold as Zaza points to different areas.Today’s lesson is on how honey was discovered years... 

Sponsored Child Works to Build City of her Dreams
Emily is one of several students who had the chance to attend a youth conference, designed to empower young people to make positive changes in their local community and dream about the possibilities for worldwide change. Emily thrived in this...

A Little Loan goes a Long Way
“Comedor Casa Blanca” is a place of fond childhood memories for Gloria, the hallways filled with delicious smells wafting from the kitchen. The old property has served the community as a guest house and restaurant for 60 years. Gloria remembers...

From the Field 17 reasons to hope in 2017

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 17 reasons to have hope in 2017.


A Sweet Source of Income
Chhaliheng, 11, is a Grade 4 student. He likes helping his dad collect honey from the forest nearby. The sponsored child is helpful at home, too. After school he does house chores and takes care of his little brother. It helps spell off... 

Plant a Seed, Grow a Future
Fields, forests and farms provide food for families in Yodamphone's village" but it's not always enough, especially if you have eight mouths to feed. Together with his wife, Pha, Yodamphone has six children.

A "Total Transformation" for Birtukan's Family
“We had a hard and difficult time,” says Birtukan, 36. The mom of four from Hidhabu Abote remembers how they used to struggle. For at least three months each year, the family didn’t have enough food to eat. Birtukan with her kids on... 

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