When Bernard was young, his town in Haiti lacked access to healthcare. He dreamed of becoming a doctor to help care for his community. When he became a sponsored child, he worked to make his ambition a reality.
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Full circle: How a former sponsored child became a child sponsor
After his parents abandoned him as a boy, Janvie joined a World Vision child sponsorship program in the Philippines. There, he gained skills and experience that gave him the confidence to grow into the leader that he is today, even now sponsoring a child himself.
Former sponsored child takes on COVID-19 in fear and faith
A World Vision former sponsored child in the Philippines now works as a healthcare worker. She was studying to be an OB-GYN nurse when the coronavirus struck. Now she works as a frontline healthcare worker caring for people infected with the virus.
A sponsored child’s life in Colombia comes full circle
As a teenager and sponsored child in Colombia, Mayerly Sanchez co-led a Children’s Peace Movement that was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She’s still fighting violence with love.
Former sponsored child now helping lead refugee response in Bangladesh
Atul Mrong grew up poor in Bangladesh, but life changed when he was sponsored through World Vision. Now he helps lead the Rohingya refugee response.
A former sponsored child’s unquenchable thirst for service
Through World Vision, a former sponsored child from El Salvador becomes an advocate and water official in his impoverished community to access clean water.
Birthday parties leave lasting gifts in sponsorship communities
A World Vision former sponsored child now plans birthday parties for World Vision-sponsored children in southern Zambia.
Seeking justice: A former sponsored child in Bolivia becomes a lawyer
Ruth grew up in a Bolivian village rife with abuse, alcoholism, and abandonment. She has a passion for seeking justice on behalf of children. Through World Vision sponsorship and a friendship with Rich Stearns, World Vision U.S. president, she found the strength and support to live out her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Former sponsored child is now archbishop of Kenya’s Anglican Church
Jackson Ole Sapit became sponsored through World Vision as a child. Today he works as the archbishop of the Anglican Church in Kenya.
Life in urban India: 7 families, 7 journeys
AUG. 2, 2017, INDIA — Urbanization has changed the face of poverty and how World Vision works. We went to India to talk to seven families about their experiences.