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 because of child sponsorship.
Through World Vision, a former sponsored child from El Salvador becomes an advocate and water official in his impoverished community to access clean water.
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 in 2015, Zika remains a risk in dozens of countries and territories in the Americas. Learn facts about Zika, the latest outbreak, and future threats.
Join us to pray for Central America — for World Vision’s work in the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. In many areas of Central America, gang violence, drug trafficking, and the lasting effects of past wars make life especially difficult for children and their families.
World Vision sponsored children share what they would give their moms if they could give them anything in the world this Mother’s Day.
Starting in 1950 with the Korean War, World Vision has responded to the most urgent disasters and humanitarian crises around the world, providing immediate aid.
Now the first and only professional in his family, a father of two in El Salvador reflects on the impact of child sponsorship in his spiritual life and career path.
AUG. 1, 2012, EL SALVADOR — Gang warfare and high murder rates make El Salvador a perilous place to live. World Vision’s community development and child sponsorship programs not only provide a way out of poverty; They also promote youth-focused community programs that keep kids from being drawn into the red-hot cycle of violence.