World News & Stories

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.
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
From unemployed to unstoppable
“I was unmotivated and idle when I was an unemployed,” says Dulamjav. Today, she’s anything but idle, thanks to a busy sewing operation
Teachers learning along with their students in Nicaragua
“For me, the best part is that I’ve strengthened my knowledge as a teacher,” says Carolina, who champions reading in the classroom.
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.
Awa becomes a “working woman”
Awa’s husband didn’t earn enough to support their family, so she seized an opportunity, ran with it, and is now a “working woman.”
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.
Educate a girl and see where she’ll go
If it wasn’t for her sponsor, Rose may never have gone to school. Today she has a diploma, a good job and strong prospects for the future.
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
Change Makers How education took me from refugee to change-maker

Education took Sunday from child refugee to agricultural scientist. Now she is improving the lives of women and families in her community, by teaching them how to be food secure. 

From the Field Teenage refugee chases her journalism dream
Sixteen year old Tabarak is determined to be a journalist, despite the setbacks she's facing as a Syrian refugee. And education is helping her get there.
Change Makers Meghan Markle: Humanitarian and Global Citizen
Meghan Markle has long been involved in humanitarian efforts and charity work from volunteering in soup kitchens as a teenager, to advocating for gender equality with the UN and raising awareness for the world most vulnerable children.
From the Field These young women are paving the way for youth participation in Bolivia
As members of a youth network supported by World Vision, Viviana, Giovanna and Beatrice have changed lives in the community of Nueva Esperanza, Bolivia.
In the News Tackling mental illness in the world's toughest places

As someone who survived a mental illness, I'm glad conversations around mental illness are beginning—especially for women in the world’s toughest places.

From the Field Our favourite photos of 2017
Check out this year's seasonal snapshots: World Vision Canada's highlight reel!
From the Field Moms sew seeds of hope in Bolivia
In this corner of Cochabamba, Bolivia where urban meets rural, a group of women is changing lives, one tiny seed at a time. This Christmas, it is making all the difference. 
Change Makers What food insecurity means to teenagers like Jennifer

It was at a youth forum where I met Jennifer, a World Vision Kenya volunteer. By the age of nine Jennifer was expected to work every day or go hungry. This Day of the Girl, I’m remembering Jennifer’s courageous commitment to a Hunger Free world, and I’m even more determined to join her in making that a reality. 

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