Why World Vision is in Kosovo

World Vision’s operations in Kosovo have ended. For over 23 years, World Vision has had a presence in the country of Kosovo, operating in more than 16 municipalities and bringing positive change in the lives of more than 10,000 children and their families, including access to education, protection, sustainable income generation, food and better care within their homes and communities. These achievements were made in mutually respectful collaboration with government institutions, partner organizations, donors, and children and their communities.

In 2019, World Vision began sponsorship operations in partnership with the Lipjan-Gracanica community of Kosovo. Over the last few years, sponsorship has impacted children and families by providing access to education and food, strengthening child protection, equipping youth with skills to succeed, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lipjan-Gracanica is also the first municipality in Kosovo to develop an integrated social services plan to address child protection and social care issues that impact the daily lives of residents. This is an amazing accomplishment that has laid a solid foundation from which communities will benefit for years to come.

World Vision is grateful for our time in Kosovo spent partnering with children, families, and communities. The future is bright as local community members and partners continue carrying forward the good work.

Prayer Requests from Kosovo

World Vision's staff in Kosovo are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • The economic situation would improve so young adults can find jobs to support themselves.


  • The well-being of all children in Kosovo, especially the most vulnerable to be protected from harm.