Dassari was 15 and living in a violence-plagued community in Honduras when she received a letter from her World Vision sponsor that changed the course of her life. She now works as a teacher in her community and wants to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of girls, just as she was once encouraged by her sponsor.
World Vision photographers capture 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.
Around the world, children find joy in many different ways. For some it’s activities, and for others it’s family and friends. We asked kids in areas where World Vision works what they thought joy was, and here’s how they answered.
The death of Jordy’s grandfather devastated the then-12-year-old boy. He could have been a prime target to be recruited into a gang. But God intervened through his mother and a pastor who’d received training from World Vision.
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.
Pupusas — thick, grilled flatbreads usually stuffed with cheese, beans, or pork — are a staple in Central America. The dish originated in El Salvador and western Honduras. They’re similar to Mexican gorditas and Venezuelan arepas. A few simple ingredients combine to create a flavorful meal.