Kindness, dignity, and hope might not be the traits you’d expect to find in a refugee camp. World Vision writer, Kari Costanza, didn’t either. But when she visited the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, she was surprised by the hope she found there. Learn five signs of hope she never expected to find among refugees.
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The dangers below: The pond of misery in Rwanda
MAY 1, 2019, RWANDA — Alongside a pond in Rwanda once roamed the legendary “Big Five” animals of Africa. Today, dominion of the pond belongs to creatures that are smaller but even deadlier — bloodsucking parasites, mosquitoes, and snakes. Eight-year-old Esther hates the pond, her only source of water.
More than enough: Child sponsorship inspires hope in Zambia
OCT. 18, 2018, ZAMBIA — Because of World Vision’s community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Debby and her friends are all benefiting thanks to the fact that she’s sponsored.
How’d they do that: Kits with care letters
How does a World Vision kit with a care letter make its way from California to a child in a small community in Zambia? It takes a village — of vehicles.
Birthday parties leave lasting gifts in sponsorship communities
A World Vision former sponsored child now plans birthday parties for World Vision-sponsored children in southern Zambia.
In the kitchen: Go, Grow, Glow vegetable soup recipe
Learn how to raise healthy kids using a simple method called Go, Glow, Grow. This vegetable soup recipe combines three types of food groups that are all vital for growing children.
Food crisis in Kenya: 5 signs of hunger I’ve never seen
The East Africa food crisis is monstrous: affecting 25 million people and showing up in ways our writer and photographer team have never before seen. Today, our writer — Kari Costanza — gives you a first-hand snapshot of five ways that hunger is changing the lives of people in Turkana, Kenya.
A clean water project orchestrated by God
Donors, two communities, and World Vision worked together like a beautiful symphony to bring clean water to thousands of Hondurans.
Watermill Express: ‘Seeing hope and a better future’ for children
In the 1980s, Lani Dolifka learned the water flowing through the faucet in her Colorado home had been declared unsafe. It inspired Lani and her husband, Don, to develop an automated small-scale purification plant that converted their tap water into pure drinking water. Today, their company, Watermill Express, is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the U.S.
Universal Children’s Day: A reason to listen
As parents, it’s much easier to talk than to listen. But listening is what our children need us to do. It’s a hallmark of World Vision’s work to involve everyone in decision making — men, women, and children. Every year on November 20, Universal Children’s Day reminds us to listen to children around the world, children who see problems from a point of view that we adults have long forgotten.