World News & Stories

From the Field "I feel like I can fully participate in life again"
Justine, 31, is a wife, mother and rape survivor from the Eastern DRC who found purpose after joining a savings group, supported by generous donors like you. This is her testimony.
Eggs for Sale!
Eight-year-old José lives in Arani with his father and two older brothers, Wilder and Ilber. José never knew his mother, but thankfully he has the care of his grandmother and aunt, who live with the family and make sure the boys are well... 
Voices Girl Rising: Education is an ally to girls

My first public screening of the film Girl Rising was in Seattle. The theatre was sold out. The energy was electric. Despite five years of work on the film and a huge campaign to support it, I wasn’t nervous. I was more curious to see how people would respond to the stories on the screen.

Families Seek New Homes in Lebanon
Syrian children are living a nightmare, as the largest humanitarian crisis in the northern hemisphere continues. Many have lost relatives and friends, and are fleeing violence.
From the Field Syria's moms: Real heroes

This Saturday, I got to meet real-life superheroes. They were refugee mothers, recently arrived from the Middle East having escaped Syria. All of them had come to a giant playdate organized by World Vision and the Mennonite Central Committee for their families. 

In the News Who can afford to marry my daughter?

One hundred dollars a month: that’s the price Amira is paying for the small one-room shack her family is living in off of a main street in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. It’s an exorbitant price for Syrian refugees. And one Amira isn’t sure she can continue to afford.

From the Field Forced into sexual slavery by poverty

For fifteen-year-old Mao, poverty turned an innocent sleepover at a friend’s house into a childhood trapped in Cambodia’s sex trade.

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.
A tale of two women
Two continents and 7,000 miles can't break the bond between these women who believe in the life-changing power of educating girls.
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.
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 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.
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.
In the News Our reasons why - a story from Carol Hyatt
I first heard about World Vision through the media, decades ago. At the age of 40 I lost my mother from a heart attack. The grief was unbearable. I felt alone. I had no husband and was childless. But I had purchased a Bichon Frise the previous year with the option of breeding her. She became my best friend. I could not have loved a creature more and knew having a human child without a husband was nothing I wanted to handle. The decision to sponsor my first World Vision child was made the same year my mother passed.
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