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Prayers

Matthew 25: Prayer for women and girls

God sees His daughters as radiant, resilient, and worthy of respect. Around the world, however, many millions of women and girls are not respected. Join us as we pray that every woman and girl may be able to live the abundant life God intends for them.

From the Field

Global water crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

There’s nothing more essential than access to clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to get the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 30 million people with clean water between 2023 and 2030.

Change Makers

7 ways to empower women and girls

Women’s empowerment helps creates a world where women and girls have equal rights to engage in society, education, politics, and the economy. Discover seven impactful ways to foster women’s equality and empowerment, both locally and around the world.

From the Field

In photos: 23 moments to remember

In 2023, the harsh realities of conflict, displacement, natural disaster, and extreme hunger impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. As World Vision responded, we witnessed moments of both hardship and hope. See the incredible images of resilience, determination, and even joy that World Vision’s communicators were able to capture in this extraordinary year.

From the Field

HIV and AIDS: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The global HIV and AIDS pandemic is an enduring and profound health challenge, leaving a lasting impact on the world. In 2023, HIV remains a significant global public health concern. Learn essential facts and explore the progress in the prevention, treatment, and efforts to end HIV and AIDS.

From the Field

A dream unbroken: Sumaiya’s stand against child marriage

In northern Bangladesh, Sumaiya faced the all-too-common prospect of child marriage when she was 16, a practice still prevalent in her region. With her parents working in a different town, her grandparents, under financial strain, arranged for her marriage. Through Sumaiya’s determination and involvement with her adolescent club, part of a World Vision initiative promoting social justice and education for girls, the marriage was called off, and Sumaiya is helping other girls in her community experience more hopeful futures.

From the Field

Sarafina’s story: From impoverished to resilient businesswoman

Sarafina wanted her children to have a bright future — built upon the foundation of education. But she and her husband struggled to pay for their children’s schooling and dealt with marital conflict as a result. When World Vision started savings groups in her community, Sarafina was one of the first to sign up. With the tools she’s learned through the training and the confidence she’s gained from running her own business, she now understands the value she can bring to her marriage, her family, and her community.