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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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Beth grows tomatoes with other villagers in a greenhouse
October 28, 2013

Rwanda greenhouse project feeds families, creates hope

In Rwanda, a group of parents are receiving seeds, training, a greenhouse structure, and entrepreneurial training to jump-start their gardens. Income from their...

Hurricane Sandy wreckage
October 28, 2013

Hurricane Sandy: One year later, building materials help families move back home

World Vision continues to support storm-affected communities by equipping local churches and community groups who serve families in great need.

Sponsored child Monisha from India
October 23, 2013

Monisha shares her dreams

Monisha, from India, wants to see every child in her community attend school and for no child be subjected to harmful labor practices.

Sposored child Hasmik, from Armenia, dreams of chess
October 23, 2013

Hasmik shares her dream

Hasmik, from Armenia, dreams of becoming a great chess player so that she can travel the world and meet her sponsor. Watch her story.

For children in rural Uganda, meal ends, but hunger does not
October 4, 2013

For children in rural Uganda, meal ends, but hunger does not

In the Bubwe village of Uganda, chronic poverty and a shortage of land for farming have combined to create a vicious cycle of hunger and food insecurity for families...

Author Brian Fikkert talks about understanding poverty
September 23, 2013

Author Brian Fikkert talks about understanding poverty

Co-author of the book When Helping Hurts and an economics professor and director at the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College in...

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.

Finding new life after a nightmare of sex trafficking
September 6, 2013

Finding new life after a nightmare of sex trafficking

T*, now 17, was lured into a dark world of sex trafficking and exploitation through poverty, peer pressure, and a broken home. Her time at World Vision’s trauma...

Videos: The fears and dreams of child laborers
June 18, 2013

Videos: The fears and dreams of child laborers

Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers traveled to India with World Vision for a firsthand look at the conditions that drive children into dangerous,...

Child labor: Children reveal horror of working in mines
June 12, 2013

Child labor: Children reveal horror of working in mines

The brutal reality of children working in mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the focus of a new World Vision report.

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