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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.

Guatemala children's orchestra for sponsored children
October 23, 2013

Children dream of music

In Guatemala, a unique music program in a rural community started a children’s orchestra that has been changing people’s lives.

Selvin, from Honduras, has become a community leader, thanks to World Vision.
October 23, 2013

Selvin shares his dreams

Selvin, from Honduras, has become a community leader, thanks to World Vision.

Sponsored child Amos
October 23, 2013

Amos shares his dream

From Malawi, Amos’ goal is to grow up and become a doctor so that he can help sick people in his community. Watch his story.

Sponsored child Vannak from Cambodia
October 23, 2013

Vannak shares her dream

Vannak of Cambodia loves to read with her friends. Before she was sponsored, she didn’t always go to school. Watch her story.

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.

Sponsored child Miguel
October 23, 2013

Miguel shares his dream

The three best things in Miguel’s life are his mother, the World Vision children’s network, and his sponsor, Christine, who sends him many letters. Watch his story....

India Cyclone disaster relief food distribution
October 17, 2013

Cyclone Phailin: Focus shifts to relief and recovery in the wake of Indian superstorm

A destructive storm — equivalent to the size of Hurricane Katrina — made landfall October 12 on India’s eastern coast. World Vision has activated an emergency...

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