In 1975, World Vision’s Operation Babylift evacuated 27 Vietnamese and 20 Cambodian orphans to the U.S. due to deteriorating conditions in Southeast Asia.
A former sponsored child who now teaches in northeast Cambodia, Phally Pheng’s passion to teach began with her sponsor’s encouragement.
Vinh Chung was 3 years old when he escaped death in a small boat on the South China Sea. Now he’s working to help other children in dire circumstances.
World Vision’s award-winning photographers travel around the world every year, capturing moments of God’s grace and faithfulness as we follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. They bring back stories that inspire us to action and compassion.
NOV. 1, 2013 — Just as God is with those in distant places, he is also with us, continually drawing us to himself through prayer. In this piece, using Matthew 25 as a basis, enter into each photograph. Interact with each through icon prompts, and steep in the details. What is touching? What is disturbing? What does the photo say about people who live in poverty? Move gently into prayer for these people who live in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Millions of girls around the world can’t attend school. Instead, neglect, abuse, and poverty create obstacles. These girls overcame barriers to education.
The film “Girl Rising,” whose narrators include Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, and Selena Gomez, tells the stories of 10 girls from 10 different countries. They include a girl who lives on the streets in India, one who survives on a city dump in Cambodia, and another who lives in a slum in Sierra Leone.
Today has been declared by the United Nations as the International day of the Girl. To commemorate this day, we’re asking you to advocate on behalf of girls like Keota in Cambodia.
A brick factory is no place for an 11-year-old girl. But each day, Keota would spend hours stacking heavy bricks in a dusty, dangerous workplace to supplement her parents’ meager income.
Now, thanks to World Vision, Keota is back in school, earning good grades and helping her little sisters with their studies.