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Voices 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.
Voices Child marriage: Facts and how to help
At its core, child marriage is a fundamental violation of human rights. Learn about how early marriage compromises a child’s development and opportunities in life.
In the News Central African Republic Conflict: Fast Facts and How to Help
Ongoing civil conflict in Central African Republic has resulted in a humanitarian crisis impacting health care, education, nutrition and access to clean water.
Voices Girls’ education: facts and how to help
For all children, but especially for girls, education provide stability for today and opportunities for tomorrow. Learn more about the importance of female education and how you can help protect girls' education rights.
In the News Child labour: facts and how to help
Canadians might categorize child labour as something that happens in the dark corners of far off places, but the reality is, child labour remains a rampant issue today, both at home and abroad.
Voices Voluntourism: the good and the bad
Understanding the criticisms, possible benefits and statistics of voluntourism and how World Vision ensures the communities it serves are protected from potentially harmful practices.
In the News World hunger: facts & how to help
Over 800 million people around the globe, most of them in developing countries, suffer from chronic food deprivation on a daily basis. Learn more and how you can help.
In the News Venezuela crisis: facts and how to help
Food shortages, lack of medicine and violence have led an increasing number of Venezuelans to flee the country and seek safety in neighbouring countries.
Voices Why do the poor have large families?
Learn about the factors behind poor families having large families such as child mortality rates, lack of health services and forced early marriage.
In the News South Sudan conflict: facts and how to help
South Sudan has been gripped by civil war for the past six years, affecting millions of people in so many ways. Learn what ignited the war and what you can do to help.
From the Field What is poverty? It’s not as simple as you think
Poverty refers to a lack of the necessities of life, food, shelter and clothing. In reality, poverty is more complex than that and includes other factors.
From the Field Choosing the best child sponsorship program
Choosing the best child sponsorship program in Canada involves many factors. Make the right decision by asking the right questions and getting all the facts.
In the News Haiti earthquake: 10 years later – Facts, FAQs and how to help
Learn more about the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which sparked one of the most severe humanitarian crisis the country has faced to date.
From the Field Tackling gender-based violence in the world’s largest refugee camp
At 19, Smirna was a widow living in the world's largest refugee camp in southern Bangladesh.
In the News How climate change impacts poverty
Floods, droughts, cyclones - climate change is hardest on the world’s poorest people, as weather patterns turn deadly, destroying homes and disrupting livelihoods.
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.
From the Field Like MANA from heaven
A young mother’s struggle with her malnourished child takes a turn when she meets a World Vision healthcare worker.
From the Field The Magic of a Mom Group
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to support a new mother.
In the News Our reasons why - stories from our sponsors
The reasons that a person decides to sponsor a child vary. We asked our community of sponsors their why. These are their stories.
From the Field Helping instil confidence in new moms
Mary, 27, lives in Kenya and she’s a first-time mom to a baby boy born this past May. Even though caring for baby Festus is new to Mary, she is confident because she’s armed with the right knowledge to help Festus achieve his development and growth milestones.
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