World Vision’s photographers traveled around the world this year to tell stories of children and their families. They captured moments of struggle and moments of joy. Here are their favorite photos of 2019 and the stories behind them.
Most Zambians are small-scale farmers who depend on rainfed crops. A drought season brings hunger, hardships, and hard decisions. Learn how four families cope.
From thousands of miles away, a letter and a package filled with small gifts — from stickers to hair ribbons — mean the world to a sponsored child.
For the first time, you can be chosen as a sponsor. Child sponsorship is a beautiful two-way street. It’s a relationship that builds you both up — and helps an entire community lift themselves out of poverty.
SEPT. 20, 2019, KENYA AND UNITED STATES — Over our nearly 70-year history, we’ve seen how lives change when a child is empowered. This year, starting with a church in Chicago and a rural community in Kenya, we began to empower children with another choice. For the first time ever, the power to choose a sponsor is in the child’s hands.
World Vision U.S. President Edgar Sandoval Sr. reflects on Chosen, a simple but profound twist on our tried-and-true child sponsorship model — how it recognizes the dignity of children living in extreme poverty and emphasizes their God-given potential to change their lives and their communities.
Sponsors at Soul City Church were the first in World Vision’s history to be chosen by the children. Pastor Jeanne Stevens takes us to Mwala, Kenya, where she caught a glimpse of heaven on earth.
Did you know that you can give a Special Gift to your sponsored child’s family that enables them to choose what they need most? For 7-year-old Ndinda Kinguuthe and her family, a sponsor’s gift empowered them to create a home they can feel proud of.