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Reading Empowers Girls
Saverine, a sponsored child, struggled often while reading in school. So, she joined a Reading Club to improve her literacy skills. Saverine reading from a textbook at home. Photo: Didier Nagifi/World Vision World Vision has trained... 

A New Narrative for Fonseca
The town of Fonseca has been affected by conflict and poor educational facilities for years. Now, hope is reborn, and with the help of World Vision, locals write a new story for the children of this region. A new story is written for...

Sponsor Journals: A Heart for Cambodia
Jennie Paasche has been a World Vision sponsor for more than a decade. She has travelled to Cambodia twice to visit both of her sponsored children, Phearun and Sokleng. This is her story. I am very proud to be a sponsor. I got involved... 

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...

Parental Leave and its Affect on Kids
Ruyan stayed back when their parents moved to the city when she was just seven months old. Now eight years old, she is supported through child sponsorship in her community in China. Photo: Michelle Siu/World Vision   When it comes to her days at...

Living with Uncertainty
Mahi, a 6-year-old girl, lives with her parents, Masud and Banu, in a nearby village. Little Mahi, 6, is recognized for her big smile. Photo: Juliet Mondol/World Vision Sadly, helplessness is a familiar feeling for Mahi’s parents. “I eat...

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 Sri Lanka: the Flood in Photos

Heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have led to massive flooding and landslides. Over 500,000 people have been affected, with 169 dead, 102 missing, and 75,308 have had to flee their homes.


Sponsor Visit Story: Jenny Meets Paul!
Meeting your sponsored child is an incredibly memorable experience. Jennifer Carter, a sponsor for seven years, traveled to Uganda to meet her sponsored child, Paul. Here is Jennifer’s story: Jennifer (Jenny) got the trip of a lifetime when...

From the Field Equipping teens for adulthood in El Salvador

I was in El Salvador when I met Edwin, who is not much younger than my own son Aidan. Although the two boys have similar commitments to their education, I quickly realized as I listened to Edwin’s story that the hurdles he faces to achieve this basic right were far different than my son’s.


Jenny Fights for Child Rights
When she was just 10 years old, Jenny noticed her friends were being treated unjustly. She didn’t understand why kids in the neighbourhood were severely punished by their parents. Witnessing deprived education, withholding food and aggressive lashes...

Child Marriage: Mulenga's Story
Mulenga got married when she was 14 to a man who was 25. She didn’t even know the man she was marrying, let alone what marriage was. Photo: Agatha Mali/World Vision Mulenga* lived in extreme poverty with her single mother. She traveled... 

Melissa Joins Girls' Club
Melissa, 13, says that before participating in World Vision’s IGATE program, she didn't think she'd reach grade seven. Now she is confident she'll go on to secondary school. Photo: Sibusisiwe Ndlovu/World Vision IGATE stands for Improving... 

Mrs. Mokubung Paints Orange Farm Green
Mrs. Doris Mokubung is a community member in Orange Farm who refuses to be intimidated by the erratic weather patterns that have tormented the area for the past ten years. She’s one of six members in the Perseverance Cooperative. The group started...

After-Effects of Ebola: Salmatu's Story
The Ebola virus has had far-reaching effects in the lives of Sierra Leoneans.  Children, especially girls, have suffered. Many became pregnant during the school closures, others have been sexually harassed by men. These girls are left even more...

Poverty Doesn't Define Her
Meet ZamZam: an ambitious 12-year-old girl who hopes to become a doctor someday. Zamzam is studious and hard-working. She hopes that one day she can support her family. Photo: Lena Renju/World Vision Her father was the...

More Than Just a Blanket
Purple, white, grey and blue: Peter’s got a blanket, and it’s warm, too!  Peter sitting on his bed, proudly displaying his cozy new blanket. Photo: Simon Peter Esaku/World Vision The nights are chilly, but little six-year-old Peter stays...

"I have a dream!"
Children in Latin America have dreams, just like children all over the rest of the world. “My dream for the place I live is that nothing bad happens, I want good things to happen,” says eight-year-old Tadid. Children...

Salvadorians Working Together for Greater Good
“A clean community, free of diseases, and with well-nourished children is the community we all dream of and for which we work”, says Clara, a 27-year old woman who works with the food program, run by World Vision. Following a drought,...

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