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.
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.
There’s something special about handmade crafts at Christmastime. So we asked some of the children and families we help around the world to share their favorite Christmas crafts with you! Learn how to make DIY Christmas crafts from Armenia, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Lesotho, and the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons of all time, hit the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, as a category 5 storm. It laid waste to the country’s central region, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving more than 4 million people homeless and hungry.
On Dec. 3, 2012, almost a year to the day after Mindanao in the southern Philippines was hit by a devastating tropical storm, the island group absorbed another staggering blow: Typhoon Bopha. Bringing back parents’ hopes and children’s smiles was the challenge for World Vision disaster responders.
In times of crisis, World Vision establishes Child-Friendly Spaces where children can go and feel safe, begin recovering from trauma, and learn to play again. Read how play is crucial for children’s learning and recovery.
A safe and supportive place for breastfeeding moms is a life-saving gift for the youngest and most vulnerable survivors of conflict or disaster. World Vision’s women and young children spaces help moms provide nutrition and nurture for children under age 5.
Please pray for the Asia-Pacific Islands — World Vision’s work with communities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea.
After Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in 2013, World Vision staff member Maryann Zamora witnessed an answered prayer for Patrick, a young father of two. Read how God answered the prayer that Maryann and Patrick prayed together in a moment of desperation.