Through World Vision, Samson's family in Malawi received maize seeds alongside agricultural training.

This season, their maize crops thrived thanks to new irrigation techniques, providing the family with a plentiful harvest. Despite El Nino weather patterns bringing dry spells and threatening crop failure, Samson's community was well-equipped to continue growing much needed food...
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“That’s what faith in action means to me. It’s when we turn toward our neighbors instead of away and use our lives to lift up others and it’s something everyone can do."

- Melinda Gates in an interview with World Vision
At Jantum school, these grade 1 students are stoked about their new benches and desks!

Some of the teachers here are former World Vision sponsored children who highlight child rights and the importance of health and education. "Now students are actively involved in bringing about development in their communities," says Nobin, a Community Development Coordinator of World Vision India.

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From stronger pipes to bring clean water, to learning kits being provided for parents and their children, everyone is benefitting from the journey of community development and innovation:

Top 3 inventions changing lives in Timor-Leste
Empowering women enables whole communities to thrive.

One day, Kurinji approached World Vision for more opportunities for women in her community to earn an income. As a mother, she wanted to ensure that she could provide her children with financial support to go to school and receive an education. Now, by selling clothes she stitches, she receives an income and other women are following in...
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There’s nothing stopping Djeneba from learning now that there’s a school in her community in Mali!

“Before this school was built life was very difficult, the children used to walk seven kilometres. It is difficult to teach like this because the children are tired and they cannot concentrate, they walk for long distances, therefore they come late to class,” says headmaster Yacouba.

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By receiving a small loan, everything has changed for U Myint Oo’s small family business.

“I used to struggle to feed and educate my four children, but I participated in World Vision’s income generation programme and received a loan with a very little interest rate. With the loan money, I make iron cooking pots and utensils and sell them. I have bought a house, was able to expand my...
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Did you know, every 30 seconds, World Vision reaches a new person with clean, fresh water!
In Korukonda community, 555 malnourished children are gaining weight and energy! Mums and dads are attending nutrition workshops where they learn to prepare nutritious meals using local ingredients.

Our mission? To give children life in all its fullness, and to keep seeing grins like Vatandeep’s.

Learn more about our work in India:
Last year, you helped empower communities all over the world.

We can all do our bit to make a change, and this year, we hope you'll join us again in creating a world where children can thrive - a world where children can be children.

Here’s to a 2017 filled with love, peace and people like you, ready to fight for a fairer world.
We have a lot to be thankful for this year. You have joined by praying, donating and sponsoring to create lasting impact for thousands around the world.

Through conflict, earthquakes, cyclones and crisis, you were there for the children and families who needed it the most.

New Zealand, we couldn’t have done it without you. Ngā mihi nui. Thank you.
In Cambodia, students know the importance of clean water for hygiene and good health. During the rainy season, tanks collect water ready to be filtered so clean water can be used for drinking, watering vegetables, flowers, and washing hands and feet.

Sophy has learned that clean water prevents sickness and loves going to school because of the vegetables they water and grow. After tending to...
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From the World Vision whānau to yours, Merry Christmas!
Like so many around the world, Rwanda’s Tubehoneza community are getting ready for Christmas. This week, everyone has been practicing for the annual Christmas concert!

Learn more about our work in Tubehoneza:
It's not too late to choose a gift that will keep on giving!

You can give children more books to read, like Shalu’s favourite book ‘Madame Bilu’, and have an e-card ready to send in time for Christmas Day. #GiftGood and unlock a child’s imagination this holiday season:
Right now, World Vision has staff on the ground responding to the influx of people fleeing Aleppo with humanitarian assistance.

We’ll be supporting families for as long as we are needed:
Earlier this week, waves of Syrians like Shihab* evacuated Aleppo in search of safety.

"It was a chaos," he says. "People came with their luggage... But there was no space. Later on in the night, it became too cold for us. To warm up, people started fires with their luggage. I was one of the people who burned their belongings just to feel a bit warm."

*name changed to protect identity.

Q&A with Shihab, an Aleppo evacuee
This year World Vision Youth Ambassador, Jay Adams, visited Jordan where he met Syrian refugee families forced from their homes by the war. Writing for The Spinoff he responded to Kiwi author Alan Duff's argument that "Aleppo is not our problem."

"I have heard first-hand stories of the atrocities Syrians have witnessed. Duff’s appalling comments are an insult to New Zealanders’ tradition of...
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When Alan Duff sneers that Aleppo is 'not our problem', he does not speak for me
"As New Zealanders, our voice may be small but, as we have seen in history, it can give courage to others to lend their support and thus amplified speak truth to power and ensure that those trapped beneath the rubble do not die in vain." -Chris Clarke, World Vision NZ CEO

Chris Clarke: We must champion the people of Syria and let the light in - Opinion - NZ Herald News
Previously a builder, Chan from Cambodia only made $5 a day on construction sites. After attending training by World Vision and receiving fishing equipment, he can now provide his family with a consistent income by selling extra fish at a local market. What Chan doesn’t sell goes to giving his wife, Saron, and son, Tola, nutritious meals every day. Now, Chan is also a community leader and...
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