For nearly a decade, Chiyumbabeenzu Health Post in Zambia struggled without running water, hindering sanitation and care — especially for expectant mothers. When World Vision installed a mechanized water system at the clinic, water became readily accessible. With water, more mothers are giving birth at the clinic, hygiene has improved, and the small health staff can better serve their community.
At Zambia’s Nsombo Rural Health Center, expectant mothers were required to bring their own water for cleaning and bathing during childbirth. It deterred many from coming. Now with a mechanized water system close by, the clinic’s practices have changed and moms are having safer deliveries.
Florence’s heart for students with disabilities led to transformed education at her school in southern Zambia. By dismantling stereotypes and cultivating a place for her students to learn and thrive, she also helped shift her community’s perspective.
Two brothers who work in construction have been helping their community rebuild after a tornado plowed through their neighborhood in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on December 10, 2021. Read how World Vision partnered with a local church to come alongside them for long-term recovery.
An intimate window into the lives of children and their families who have been overcome by food insecurity and now pay the price of the war in Ukraine. Showcasing impactful still images captured by World Vision photographers and partners, this 3D virtual exhibition offers a glimpse of key issues that the world’s most vulnerable face.
Food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition are driven by more than lack of food alone. Inadequate access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene can intensify hunger. Conflict, extreme weather, and COVID-19 are destroying livelihoods, pushing access to nutritious food out of reach for people in need.