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In an urban slum in Peru, World Vision’s work is restoring hope for the families who live there, including Arnila and her children, who are sponsored. This mom went to beauty school with World Vision’s support and now runs her own salon.
“Unfinished,” the new book from bestselling author and World Vision U.S. president Rich Stearns, asks the question, “What do you do after you believe?”
As regions across Africa continue to suffer consecutive seasons of drought and food shortages, World Vision is bringing assistance to malnourished children like Saytuun, who was able to recover after three months of therapeutic feeding at a nutrition center.
World Vision has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for exceptional work in the areas of poverty eradication, access to education, gender empowerment, and health.
Children like Samuel need life-saving deworming medication. Tragically, because of poverty, these drugs are often in short supply in places where they’re desperately needed, leaving many children in pain and at risk of death.
World Vision’s Campaign For Every Child seeks to fill the funding gap as federal budget cuts and economic woes bring less money to urgently-needed programs for clean water, health services, and child protection.
After years of drought, families across the Horn of Africa are eager to shift from emergency food aid to sustainable, drought-resistant food sources.
The percentage of people living in extreme poverty dropped from 43.1 percent to 22.4 percent between 1990 to 2008, according to a recent United Nations report.