There’s something special about handmade crafts at Christmastime. So we asked some of the children and families we help around the world to share their favorite Christmas crafts with you! Learn how to make DIY Christmas crafts from Armenia, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Lesotho, and the Philippines.
Why World Vision is in Lesotho
In 2020, Lesotho faced similar pandemic-related challenges as other countries: The healthcare system was stretched to breaking, many people lost their jobs, and already-vulnerable households became even more strained financially. When schools closed during lockdowns, kids who relied on school meals went hungry and many girls were pushed into child marriage as a solution to hunger. With educational systems like exams disrupted, students’ futures are uncertain. Facing a dearth of income options, people from Lesotho often migrate to other countries looking for work, further weakening their country’s prospects. Also, heavy rains damaged crops and destroyed some roads and bridges, jeopardizing people’s access to both food and necessary medicines at health clinics. Along with partners, we responded to the most vulnerable families with needed support and resources throughout the pandemic. Kids who were in need of medicine and nutrition received survival packages with treatment and food in an effort to help struggling families weather the year’s challenges.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Lesotho
World Vision's staff in Lesotho are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For peace and stability during upcoming elections so the country can focus on much-needed development.
News from Lesotho
Pray with us for Southern Africa — for malaria prevention in Mozambique and Zambia, people living with HIV and AIDS in Eswatini (Swaziland), and for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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