Hellen struggled to provide for her five children in Uganda, but when her son Rome, a World Vision sponsored child, received a Special Gift, it changed everything. The family was able to build a new home with a kitchen and a toilet.
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Full circle: How a former sponsored child became a child sponsor
After his parents abandoned him as a boy, Janvie joined a World Vision child sponsorship program in the Philippines. There, he gained skills and experience that gave him the confidence to grow into the leader that he is today, even now sponsoring a child himself.
Global poverty: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
Find answers to your questions about global poverty, including poverty facts and statistics. Then discover our progress toward ending extreme poverty, and learn how you can help.
2021 life frames: Storytelling from World Vision photographers
World Vision’s award-winning photographers travel the world to bring home stories of children and their families to inspire us to action and compassion. They capture intimate moments that illuminate God’s grace and faithfulness as we follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed.
From problems to prayers answered: Ireen’s walk for water
In Malawi, drillers persist in their efforts to help a little girl and her village get access to clean water, which they’ve never had before.
Loretta’s legacy of love
Helping children who are deaf or hard of hearing to overcome poverty and experience a better, brighter future is at the heart of 80-year-old Loretta McDonald’s mission in life.
Photos: Christmas around the world
Check out these photos of children around the world experiencing the joy of Christmas through World Vision child sponsorship. Merry Christmas!
Former sponsored child takes on COVID-19 in fear and faith
A World Vision former sponsored child in the Philippines now works as a healthcare worker. She was studying to be an OB-GYN nurse when the coronavirus struck. Now she works as a frontline healthcare worker caring for people infected with the virus.
A Honduran community: What makes us happy
What makes you happy? People in Yamaranguila, Honduras, show us the people, places, and things that represent faith, family, local culture, and hope for the future — what makes them happy.
Child sponsorship helps families thrive at home in Honduras
OCT. 15, 2020, HONDURAS — In Yamaranguila, Honduras, families have gone from struggling to thriving thanks to child sponsorship and World Vision’s community development model. As a result, Yamaranguila has the lowest migration rate in Honduras, and residents say they have everything they need for a good life.