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.
Sarafina wanted her children to have a bright future — built upon the foundation of education. But she and her husband struggled to pay for their children’s schooling and dealt with marital conflict as a result. When World Vision started savings groups in her community, Sarafina was one of the first to sign up. With the tools she’s learned through the training and the confidence she’s gained from running her own business, she now understands the value she can bring to her marriage, her family, and her community.
A group of Guatemalan women in a World Vision savings group had big dreams. Together and with the support of World Vision and their community, they learned how to manufacture and sell chocolate to help provide for their families. In the process, they’re also learning their own worth.
An aunt tried to rob 16-year-old Margaret of her dream of an education. Now, free from her aunt and with newfound confidence from a World Vision savings group and Biblical Empowered Worldview training, Margaret is seeing her dream resurrected.
Prisca, a single mother in the Buyantanshi community in Zambia, is using money she saved through a World Vision savings group to fund her own education as well as meet the needs of her baby boy. Through mentorship, financial literacy training, and the Biblical Empowered Worldview program, she’s come to understand that even small savings can redirect her future.