In developing countries, nearly 80 percent of childhood disease is related to unsafe drinking water, inadequate hygiene and poor sanitation.
This is why we are working alongside communities to develop programs and infrastructure to help combat this.
World Vision takes the time to understand the specific challenges each community faces - and consults with community members, to ensure our...
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Did your parents ever dress you and your siblings in matching outfits, like these children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Thanks to the nutrition program in this community their mother Kodenu has started her own vegetable garden in the family’s backyard – helping provide a valuable source of nutrients and income for the family.
Thanks to her garden, she is also making an income...
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01/19/2017 at 04:10. Facebook
When Nam was younger he worked on the streets of Hanoi, shining shoes to help support his family.
However things changed when he joined the Step Ahead program which provides shelter, meals and vocational training opportunities to street kids.
In partnership with Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, World Vision helped enrol Nam in a cooking course, which helped his passion and talent for cooking...
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01/18/2017 at 04:48. Facebook
Ireen is just one of the community members who has benefited from nutrition classes in her community in Zambia.
When Ireen began noticing her young grandson Hector had no energy and was struggling to gain weight, she became concerned for his health – that’s when nurses at the local health clinic suggested Ireen join a nutrition cooking class, supported by World Vision.
Once a week, parents...
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01/17/2017 at 04:01. Facebook
Nahar is a mother of two and runs a successful business making and selling dresses from her home.
Married at an early age, Nahar and her husband used to struggle to provide for their family. However after participating in a livelihoods program in her community, Nahar gained skills in sewing and dressmaking, which enabled her to set up her own business.
“I am happy I’m self-employed,” says...
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01/16/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
"Since I was a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a lawyer. I always admired prosecutors in the movies!" says former sponsor child, Gandulam.
After 14 years of sponsorship Gandulam has graduated from one of the best law schools in Mongolia and is the first of her family to have studied and graduated from University.
Armed with her Bachelor's degree, she now has with tools and skills to reach...
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01/14/2017 at 01:30. Facebook
The children at this playgroup in northern India are very happy with their colourful new play equipment!
The equipment and toys are designed to help make learning fun and program coordinator Roshini, says "It is important to create an area where we can nurture growth and development, where children will be excited to learn.”
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“My favourite book is called ‘A Visit to the Zoo’ because there’s a panda, a giraffe, a lion and an elephant!” says 7 year old Inos from Nepal.
Thanks to innovative projects such as Literacy Boost, children like Inos are having fun while learning how to read! The Literacy Boost program not only provides books so children can practice reading at home, but it also equips teachers with the skills...
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Did you know that World Vision helps provide clean water to a new person, every 30 seconds? Naitiamei from Kenya is very proud to be a part of this process, helping to operate and maintain the water kiosk in his community. Installed in 2012, this water kiosk serves about 2,000 people in the area and has helped to reduce water borne diseases and improve hygiene among locals!
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Last year 120 young people with disabilities from across India participated in the National Consultation on Disability, organised by World Vision. 25 year old Situ was one of them and says, “It is a platform that empowers us with knowledge and things I didn’t know before, like the many rules and laws which safeguard our rights.”
Situ contracted polio at four years old, impairing her ability...
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Mother of two, Bebe has been farming since she was a little girl. She now runs her own farm with her husband and says, “It was hard at first getting our farm going and training my husband how to farm,” she adds with a laugh, “I taught him everything he knows.”
They applied for a micro finance loan through World Vision, which helped them to expand their business by purchasing more equipment...
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Former sponsored child Vathanak from Cambodia has always dreamed of a career in medicine. Now 23 years old, he has graduated from university to work as a nurse conducting health checks for people in his community.
"I got health check-ups when World Vision was introduced to my community. Villagers learned a lot about hygiene and received healthcare improvements," says Vathanak. “In a community...
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Baby Pisit is only five months old but he is strong and healthy, thanks to the knowledge his mum learned from the Village Health Support Group in her community.
During her pregnancy, Kimsan attended meetings and training sessions where she received support and valuable knowledge about child health, nutrition and the importance of breastfeeding.
“I was committed to practice what I learned...
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Shanthini and Devindi are proudly showing how they wash their hands, now that they have access to clean water!
In the past, collecting water was difficult and dangerous, however thanks to a sanitation and hygiene project, locals were given the materials to build several wells nearby. Not only do they now have access to clean water, but many children have also received training in hygiene and...
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Children and families fleeing violence in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo are facing increasingly difficult conditions. Freezing winter temperatures have set in and reception centres and camps are becoming crowded, as more people flee their homes.
World Vision is working with local partners to distribute relief items including clean water, winter clothes, blankets and food.
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Shewta and her friend Priyanka both attend World Vision’s Remedial Education Centre after school, to help supplement their learning.
Focusing on subjects taught in school like mathematics, science and English, the classes are age and grade appropriate for children with special education needs.
“There are times when I don’t understand things taught in school so I come to the classes to learn...
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Thein lives in a rural village in Myanmar, where the nearest town is over an hour drive away. During the rainy season flash flooding makes roads the unusable, cutting off access to the nearest health clinic, schools and local markets.
That’s why, World Vision are working with locals to develop the Food for Work program. This program gives community members the skills to help rehabilitate roads...
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Phallika enjoys helping her mother Kham at their store! When Kham lost her husband, World Vision assisted the family by helping them establish a store front next to their home. Selling traditional pancakes, breakfast rice and other goods to local customers, Kham is now earning four times what she previously was as a street vendor. “With the store, I can get more money, save energy and stay at...
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To all our passionate and thoughtful supporters, we hope you have a very safe and happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you all in 2017.
Photo by Charles Kabena, World Vision