World Vision staff in Yesica’s community observed that she was underweight for her age. They connected her mother, Telma, with a nutrition training program so she could learn to make more nutritious food with local ingredients. Now Yesica falls into an appropriate weight for her age and height.
Child sponsorship and the gift of chickens help the family of Hamilton, who is deaf, provide for his medical needs. Plus, the chickens provide a wonderful stress release for his mother, Juana.
Donors share school supplies with World Vision, who in turn provides a once-a-year shopping opportunity to teachers at Title I schools. Teachers and students alike at Trinity Academy in Hartford, Connecticut, marveled at the bounty of new supplies.
Gift Catalog chickens have helped single mother Delmi care for herself and her 5-year-old son, Alvaro. Thanks to the extra money she earns by selling chickens and eggs at the local market, she can more easily afford the supplies he needs for his education.
Early in the war in Ukraine, World Vision worked as part of the N50 Project to provide Portable Connectivity Centers, where people fleeing could charge their devices and access information. As the war continues, the centers have become a place where children can pursue education, socialize, build connections, and take IT classes.
Take a look at the impact World Vision is making through our work in the United States by empowering families with food, essential supplies, building materials, and school supplies, and responding to disasters.
Animals provided in Guatemala through World Vision’s Gift Catalog program keep on giving after the initial gift. Through a program called Pasando la Bendición, or Passing the Blessing, more families in need receive animals that provide them with reliable nutrition and income.
In northern Bangladesh, Sumaiya faced the all-too-common prospect of child marriage when she was 16, a practice still prevalent in her region. With her parents working in a different town, her grandparents, under financial strain, arranged for her marriage. Through Sumaiya’s determination and involvement with her adolescent club, part of a World Vision initiative promoting social justice and education for girls, the marriage was called off, and Sumaiya is helping other girls in her community experience more hopeful futures.
In a Zambian village, Maggie’s daily quest for water once hindered her education and exposed her to ridicule. As a result of World Vision’s work with her community, a borehole was installed, equipping families with easy access to water, which has improved their lives in a variety of ways. Now with more free time, Maggie is pursuing her dream of nursing while savoring childhood moments.
Anita is only 11 years old, but she’s making a big difference in the fight against food insecurity in her Kenyan village. She is learning about sustainable farming practices that are resistant to weather extremes and growing diverse crops for that are nourishing her family of 11. With her growing knowledge, she’s encouraging and equipping her siblings and peers to improve the lives of their families.