In the early days of the Ukraine crisis, mothers wanted to stay in Ukraine, but as violence escalated, they finally felt forced to flee. They share their stories of the problems and help they found along their journey.
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How one boy’s free throws changed a community in crisis
A World Vision employee’s belief in a 9-year-old boy has created changes that continue to ripple in a community in Zambia. His fundraising helped provide the financial support for a community and World Vision to build a clinic furnished with essential equipment to care for people living with HIV and AIDS.
In the kitchen: Moldovan plăcintă recipe
Plăcintă — a pastry stuffed with savory or sweet fillings — offers a tasty comfort-food treat in countries throughout Eastern Europe. In Moldova, whole restaurants are devoted to this delicious popular dish.
Clean water helps Sarah reconsider marrying too young
When Sarah lost her father in 2010, her life took a drastic turn for the worse. The family went hungry, not cooking because they tried to limit their water usage. Challenges like these combined to make Sarah consider marrying young as a way out of the troubles. In 2020 her waiting paid off when World Vision drilled a borehole in her community. Now she concentrates on school and doesn’t even consider marrying at this time.
Celebrating Easter in a time of war
Orthodox Easter celebrations across Eastern Europe involve the passing of the holy fire from priest to congregation. Then people arrive to receive blessings on baskets of food, which they eat from to break their Lenten fast. In 2022, those ceremonies took on even more significance as churches and Moldovans welcomed refugees from Ukraine.
Grandmother & granddaughter raise funds for clean water together
Each spring, people from all over the world participate in World Vision’s Global 6K. Their goal? To raise funds for access to clean water. Learn about how a grandmother and granddaughter have bonded over doing the 6K and fundraising together.
Sammie’s story: Making the world a better place
Sammie, a girl from New Jersey, learned at school that many people around the world lack enough food and access to clean water. She wanted to help, and her father found a way through World Vision’s Gift Catalog. With money she raised through a lemonade and cookie stand, she was able to purchase the gift of 10 goats to help equip families to overcome poverty.
Helping refugees from Ukraine during a time of crisis
Learn how World Vision is caring for Ukrainian refugees as well as people in neighboring countries who are opening their homes, volunteering to serve, and working to create a sense of home in this time of trouble.
In the kitchen: Githeri recipe
Githeri — a simple but flavorful dish with easy-to-grow ingredients — is popular across Kenya. It’s a delicious meal for a family anywhere to share and enjoy.
Gift of furniture helps bring a family together
The gift of brand-new furniture helps a mother of six create a welcoming new home for her family. Kelsey, who is recovering from drug addiction, received new furniture from a corporate donation given through a World Vision partner church in West Virginia.