A Guatemalan family is paving a path toward financial security thanks to the gift of pigs. Through a World Vision program, Nicolasa has invested time and dedication to learning the trade of raising piglets.
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Central American migration: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
Here are basic facts and FAQs about Central America migration, how World Vision addresses root causes of poverty there, and how you can help. One program raising promise among vulnerable youth in Central America is Youth Ready. Through this approach, we help young people discover their potential, develop specific career and life skills, establish support networks, build character and confidence, and plan for their future in their communities. This is work is made possible largely through child sponsorship.
10 of the worst disasters in 2021
In 2021, World Vision responded to 72 disasters in 52 countries, helping more than 30.1 million people in crisis — in addition to our ongoing global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about some of the worst disasters of 2021.
Peace on earth: Pray for people in conflict hot spots
Our world is full of hurting families and nations torn apart. More than 930 million people live in countries with conflict, violence, or fragile internal systems. Pray with us for people living in fragile contexts and conflict zones.
2020 Hurricane Iota: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
Learn the facts about Hurricane Iota, which made landfall in Central America as a Category 4 storm, and join us in prayer for people affected.
2020 Hurricane Eta: Facts and how to help
Learn the facts about Hurricane Eta, which hit Central America as a Category 4 storm, and join us in prayer for people affected.
Zika virus: Facts, symptoms, and how to help
The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other serious birth defects. Though the disease has faded from the news since its most recent outbreak from 2015 to 2016, Zika remains a risk in dozens of countries and territories in the Americas. Learn facts about Zika, the latest outbreak, and future threats.
Chosen celebrates empowered children
Last year, World Vision launched Chosen. For the first time, children around the world got to choose their sponsors. Here, we celebrate these empowered kids.
The blessing of being chosen
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.
2018 Guatemala volcano eruption: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
A catastrophic eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on June 3 affected more than 1.7 million people. World Vision is helping children and families in affected areas.