Cold-weather clothing means more than just warmth for a child in need. It can help keep a child in school during winter. It can help keep them healthy in the frigid months. And it can help a vulnerable family stretch their income just a little further.
At World Vision, we are called to serve the most vulnerable children and their communities around the world, including right here in the United States. And we do it by providing a way for manufacturers and businesses to share excess resources with people struggling with poverty. In 2019, we were able to reach more than 4 million people, including 2.1 million children, through our various U.S. ministries.
COVID-19 poses new challenges to World Vision, but our 37,000 staff and communities worldwide are working together to bring hope to children and families. We’re fighting the secondary effects of the disease — the economic, social, and long-term health impacts.
OCT. 15, 2020, HONDURAS — In Yamaranguila, Honduras, families have gone from struggling to thriving thanks to child sponsorship and World Vision’s community development model. As a result, Yamaranguila has the lowest migration rate in Honduras, and residents say they have everything they need for a good life.
People around the world are using their time, talents, and treasures to overcome obstacles so they can serve others in the time of COVID-19.
Bristy and Choity went from child laborers whose circumstances left them unable to dream to futures filled with promise thanks to World Vision’s child protection work in Bangladesh.
Globally, girls in developing countries often miss school while on their periods. By missing class for up to a week each month, it often leads to them dropping out altogether. World Vision works with Sesame Workshop to help change that by teaching both boys and girls how to make hygienic reusable menstrual pads so girls can still attend class while on their periods.
As followers of Jesus, we have a choice: respond to unsettling realities in fear and withdraw, or follow Him in responding to the greatest needs of our day with love and hope. Reflecting on Matthew 25, pray with us for World Vision’s work around the world.
What she thought was love lured Felistus into child marriage, but real love from family, church, and community in Zambia returned her to thrive at school and sports.