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Tania is only 16; she runs her household and is engaged in child labor. But she has begun attending a World Vision center to help her catch up on her education.
From the Field

Child labor: Head of the house as a child


3 ways to have more meaningful moments with God

Ezekiel and his mom Rachael race to the finish line in a 5K color dash in Saint Peter, Minnesota, in June, 2013. The event was organized by “Livestock,” a non-profit music festival, founded by Jill and Alex Hass, to provide animals through World Vision’s Gift Catalog. “This was our first color dash,” says Rachel. “The picture captures his attitude toward life.” She added that “Loving others and helping them is central to our goal to further Christ's Kingdom by showing love. Running the race, and donating money toward World Vision and other charities is important to us because it helps us think outside of ourselves.”
Change Makers

10 fun family activities to play it forward

Child labor and exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM), and human trafficking are among the greatest evils in the world. Pray with us for an end to all harm against children and for World Vision’s work to protect children.

Matthew 25: Protecting children through prayer

Child-Friendly Spaces provide a safe space for children during emergencies such as conflict, natural disaster, or potentially exploitative situations.
From the Field

Child-Friendly Spaces: Safe places for children in need

Conflict in South Sudan has uprooted families and led to hunger and suffering. The U.N. refugee agency announced August 17 that South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now exceed 1 million. World Vision is bringing healing and sustenance to children and families in need.
From the Field

East Africa hunger, famine: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

2016 Ecuador earthquake: World Vision staff assess damage in a business district of Manta, a major port city. A magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocked Ecuador’s coast
From the Field

2016 Ecuador Earthquake: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

In Mozambique, Belita, 14, narrowly escaped child marriage. One out of girls in dveloping countries marry before age 18.
From the Field

Untying the knot: 10 worst places for child marriage

End FGM: A school in Kenya is helping protect young girls from FGM and child marriage. This cause is a passion for blogger Breegan Jane, who recently met at-risk girls: “some of the bravest I’ve ever encountered.” See how Breegan is fundraising to protect, educate, and empower more girls — and how you can too!

Let’s end FGM: How to fundraise for your passion on Facebook

On March 13, 2015, heavy winds and rain from Category 5 Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, a string of South Pacific islands. Homes, schools, crops, and water systems were destroyed, affecting more than half of the population in one of the world’s poorest countries. A massive recovery effort followed.
From the Field

2015 Cyclone Pam: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Baby Claire, 9, stands amid coconut trees downed by Typhoon Haiyan, hit the Philippines on November 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.
From the Field

2013 Typhoon Haiyan: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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From the Field

DIY homemade kids’ toys from around the world