On the plains of Mongolia, the cuisine is focused on meat and dairy, especially for nomadic herding families. See what it’s like to cook in this harsh climate, and try a recipe at home for buuz, traditional Mongolian steamed dumplings!
Why World Vision is in Mongolia
Mongolia is a large, land-locked country with a small population of around 3 million people. While the country is still known for its nomadic herding, its population has become increasingly urban as families seek better education for their children and job opportunities. The country has seen economic and social development over the last decade but this slowed sharply in 2015 because of an overreliance on mining and agriculture and extremely poor infrastructure in rural areas. The poverty rate has decreased over the last decade by still stands at 22% of the population. Poverty in Mongolia is compounded by a lack of jobs, urban migration, harsh winters, lack of access to water and sanitation, low food security, and disability. World Vision is working to protect children from violence and exploitation, particularly as more children move into urban slums. We are also working with the poorest households in both rural and urban areas to diversify their income generation, improve food security, prepare for frequent severely cold winters known as dzuds, educate their children, and live healthy lives. We work closely with the Mongolian government, churches and other faith-based organizations, and local community groups. World Vision is the largest humanitarian organization in Mongolia and our programming extends to virtually every province in the country.
We never give up on people
With so much happening around the world, it can be hard to decide where your money can have the greatest impact. With your help through the Where Most Needed fund, we can respond quickly to urgent needs of the world's most vulnerable children and families. And, thanks to grant funds and donated products, your monthly gifts multiply 4 times in impact.
Progress in Mongolia
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Love of God and Neighbors
Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.
- More than 730 children participated in the Good Child Program, which teaches children good values and expressing God’s love toward others.
- Nearly 180 pastors are enrolled in a two-year theology program to deepen their knowledge of Scripture.
- World Vision is partnering with the Mongolian Union Bible Society to create a book of Bible stories in the local language targeted for teens and youth.
Prayer Requests from Mongolia
World Vision's staff in Mongolia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
Pray for the church in Mongolia, which was established just 20 years ago and is still growing and learning about God’s call to minister to the vulnerable.
News from Mongolia
Child sponsorship changed Baasandorj’s and his family’s lives forever. Now they’re stepping into the future with hope. Read their story.
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