World News & Stories

Change Makers Tony Rinaudo: Forest maker, famine fighter
Tony Rinaudo, World Vision’s chief climate action advisor, sees the hunger crisis unfolding in East Africa as a chance to implement long-term environmental solutions that could eliminate famine completely.
From the Field Why giving a goat is still important this Christmas
Looking for a simple way to make a difference this Christmas? Give a gift that will help support long-term development and outlast the coronavirus pandemic by many generations.
From the Field Follow the journey of a gift this Christmas (with a honey bee as your guide!) 
When you donate through the Gift Catalogue, you join a hive of people committed to helping families around the world make their dreams for their children reality.
From the Field Checking in with Cover Girl Bethlehem
We caught up with Bethlehem, the little girl who graced the cover of our 2019 Gift Catalogue to find out how she's doing.
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.
From the Field 8 ways we’re working to achieve the SDGs
It’s the 30th anniversary of International Development Week and we’re celebrating the steps we’re taking together to fulfill the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here are just eight of the many ways we’re working to achieve the SDGs, with your help.
In the News Fair trade: what you need to know
The products we buy are sourced all over the world. Without fair trade, we could be contributing to the exploitation of workers – including children. Learn more.
From the Field The story behind the catalogue cover girl
Get to know Bethlehem, the little girl with the infectious smile on the cover of this year's Gift Catalogue.
Change Makers It takes a village to build a business
Sara and Rabika may live worlds apart, but their passion and drive to reach their goals is parallel.
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.
Voices 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. 
 
From the Field Our favourite photos of 2017
Check out this year's seasonal snapshots: World Vision Canada's highlight reel!
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.

From the Field Not your average grandmother
A widow at 50, Workayehu entered the workforce to support her family. With World Vision’s help, she’s now a successful farmer.
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.
From the Field One stitch at a time
Yupida empowers six other women to join her in a new business endeavour, while their husbands give their time to take over household duties.
From the Field These Christmas gifts are human rights

This Human Rights Day, we're reflecting on a few gifts that offer hope for a better future, and can impact the lives of children and families forever.

From the Field Goats empower families out of poverty in Tanzania

We all gathered under a large Baobab tree in the community of Manonga, Tanzania. It seemed as though the whole community had come out to see us and share the progress they had made with their irrigation project.

From the Field Christmas sheep help families thrive in Mongolia
Dulamsuren is a 12 year-old girl in Mongolia. She lives with her family in this house, called a ger. A few winters ago, a blizzard devastated her father's herd of sheep and goats. 
 
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