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FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

In April 1994, an explosion of ethnic violence in a small East African country resulted in the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days. How could this country, Rwanda, ever overcome such hatred and horror? Read our FAQs for more background on one of the worst genocides in history and the recovery of this shattered nation.

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A gift of animals can help lift families out of poverty.
December 18, 2013

Gift of animals can help lift families out of poverty

The story of Lawrence and his family in Zambia shows how access to basic resources, like agricultural training and farm animals, can help lift an entire family out of...

World AIDS Day: A caregiver’s love saves, transforms lives in Zambia
November 5, 2013

A caregiver’s love saves, transforms lives in Zambia

December 1 is World AIDS Day. In Zambia, Richard Sianeza is an HIV-positive father who is thankful for his best friend, a World Vision-trained caregiver, for saving...

Donated medicines save young boy with worms
September 11, 2013

Donated medicines save young boy with worms

Six-year-old Reason Haamayuwa had been sick for two years, getting increasingly worse, before he went to a World Vision clinic and got medicine to help him heal.

VIDEO: Conquering malnutrition with education
September 3, 2013

VIDEO: Conquering malnutrition with education

A World Vision workshop in Zambia has trained 40 women to go into households around their community and show parents how to prepare nutritious foods for their...

For Zambian mother, dream of clean water becomes reality
March 4, 2013

For Zambian mother, dream of clean water becomes reality

March 22 is World Water Day. Here’s the story of one mother in a Zambian village who faced deep hardship because her family didn’t have access to clean water — until...

HIV-positive mothers giving birth to HIV-free children
November 14, 2012

HIV-positive mothers giving birth to HIV-free children

World AIDS Day is December 1. This story from Zambia is an example of how World Vision continues to come alongside families and communities affected by HIV, giving them...