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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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World Vision aims to transform 10 million lives over five years
April 16, 2013

World Vision aims to transform 10 million lives over five years

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...

Hunger in the Horn of Africa: From emergency to resiliency
April 15, 2013

Hunger in the Horn of Africa: From emergency to resiliency

After years of drought, families across the Horn of Africa are eager to shift from emergency food aid to sustainable, drought-resistant food sources.

Chicago man to run 120 marathons for clean water
April 8, 2013

Chicago man to run 120 marathons for clean water

With the goal of bringing water to 30,000 people in Kenya, a former Chicago area pastor aims to run the equivalent of 3,243 miles in 21 consecutive weeks.

When filthy water steals the lives of young children
March 18, 2013

When filthy water steals the lives of young children

On World Water Day, March 22, we remember parents like Kuma in Ethiopia. This father of three has sickness in his eyes and sorrow in his heart. He lost a 2-year-old...

charity: water, World Vision partner for clean water project
March 4, 2013

charity: water, World Vision partner for clean water project

More than 20,000 people in 22 communities will benefit from new wells and well rehabilitation projects in 2013 through a partnership between World Vision and charity:...

Kenya election: Voters line up before dawn to cast ballots
March 4, 2013

Kenya election: Voters line up before dawn to cast ballots

Some 14.9 million Kenyans were registered to vote in the first general election since the adoption of the new constitution in August 2010.

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...

Lunch: One big reason to stay in school
February 26, 2013

Lunch: One big reason to stay in school

In Burundi, children are flocking to school in order to receive their only meal of the day: beans and micronutrient-fortified rice.

Sponsorship: A safeguard against early marriage of girls
February 19, 2013

Sponsorship: A safeguard against early marriage of girls

World Vision has partnered with 10x10, a campaign aimed at promoting the education and empowerment of girls. The story of Habtam in Ethiopia illustrates how girls in...

How a microloan can empower a hardworking woman in need
February 19, 2013

How a microloan can empower a hardworking woman in need

One of the best ways to empower a woman in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, is to fund a small loan that she can use to start or build a business, care for...

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