Why World Vision is in Philippines

The Philippines witnessed back-to-back disasters and challenges in 2020: In January, a volcano south of Manila erupted, displacing thousands of children and families and unsettling educations and livelihoods. In November, two typhoons battered the country weeks apart from each other, causing massive floods that destroyed tens of thousands of houses and farmlands and affected millions of people. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make life more difficult, especially for vulnerable families living in the poorest areas. Along with the public health crisis, the pandemic also caused economic disruption, leading to permanent losses in businesses, jobs, and income. Many households can’t meet even their most basic needs, like food, water, and healthcare. Reports of violence against women and children and cases of online sexual exploitation of children also increased. Thanks to government and health sector collaborations, along with partners like donors, corporations, churches, and others, over 39 million Filipino children and their families received care in 2020 including emergency essentials and psychosocial support. During disasters, local communities and hospitals were equipped with health supplies, hygiene kits, tents, food, and agricultural assistance. Families learned more about child protection, and kids received educational materials to keep up with their studies.

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.

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Progress in Philippines

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Caregivers were given tools to ensure their long term financial health so they can provide for their families. Community members had access to trainings on running a business and savings groups.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Families have access to clean water closer to home after World Vision helped establish clean water sources within 30 minutes of several communities.
  • Teachers were equipped with new strategies to teach math and reading so that they effectively help more kids.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Vulnerable children in communities across the Philippines were given a better chance of succeeding in school after World Vision provided new equipment such as school supplies, uniforms, and assistive devices like wheelchairs.
  • Children and teens attended life skills trainings, where they were equipped with new skills that they could use in their future studies and careers.

Prayer Requests from Philippines

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

  • For recovery and protection of people in the Philippines from the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, the aftermath of typhoons and volcanic unrest, and the growing risk of violence and online sexual exploitation of children.


  • For an immediate, accessible, and equitable rollout of immunization for all Filipinos.


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