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From the Field

Former sponsored child now works as a lawyer in Bangladesh

Kalpana grew up in poverty in Bangladesh, and her family was often avoided because people knew they would ask for help. But thanks to World Vision’s child sponsorship program, Kalpana was able to get an education and support she needed through communitywide programs. Today, she works as a lawyer, helping vulnerable women and children, and she and her family are respected in their community.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Prayer for women and girls

God creates every girl with dignity and potential — but around the world, millions of them are held back by poverty and injustice. Join us as we pray for every woman and girl to be able to live the abundant life God intends for them.

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

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.