Food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition are driven by more than lack of food alone. Inadequate access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene can intensify hunger. Conflict, extreme weather, and COVID-19 are destroying livelihoods, pushing access to nutritious food out of reach for people in need.
When Swangirai was 11 months old, he was among 40 children to receive malnutrition recovery support through World Vision. Now, 12 years old, Swangirai remains strong and healthy.
High malaria rates in Malawi caused children to miss school. Upon their return, students like Halima struggled to keep up. After World Vision’s Indoor Residual Spray initiative, class attendance rose.
While progress on ending global poverty and boosting development has slowed or stalled because of the pandemic, we still have many reasons to be hopeful. As we see progress in clean water, mother and child health, advocacy work, and more, we can trust that our sovereign God hasn’t stopped working. Read evidences of God’s mercy to His people with these 12 reasons to have hope in 2022.
In 2021, the world continued to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic along with wars and political unrest. Refugees and displaced peoples fled violence. Natural disasters spread destruction in their wake. But there were also small and big moments of joy to celebrate. See what World Vision’s communicators captured in this extraordinary year.
In rural parts of many developing countries, families often lack access to basic healthcare. World Vision helps fill the gap by equipping community health workers, who can help diagnose common illnesses such as malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea.
In late 2015, World Vision launched Every Last One (ELO) — a $1 billion capital campaign over eight years to make life, hope, and a future possible for 60 million people. Explore the work that has already been done, and help us make an even bigger impact faster.
As the world’s leading nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, World Vision is reaching one new person every 10 seconds with clean water and one new person with handwashing promotion as well. Learn about five examples of our water work around the world.