Through sponsorship, children around the world feel the hope of Jesus during the Christmas season, though the holiday manifests in various ways around the world. In this collection of photos from nine different countries, we honor each of these children and their Christmas experiences.
Armed conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies can alter children’s lives drastically. When disaster strikes, World Vision’s disaster response helps safeguard children’s well-being by providing vital resources such as food, clean water, and shelter, as well as protection against trafficking and other forms of exploitation. With a presence in nearly 100 countries, we’re able to respond swiftly to global humanitarian emergencies, even in the most challenging environments — and we stay after immediate needs have been met to equip communities as they rebuild. Explore our interactive map showing some of the ways our staff around the world are supporting children affected by global crises.
With an overwhelming number of opportunities to make a difference in the world, it’s often the seemingly insignificant actions that can ignite extraordinary change. Explore stories that celebrate the remarkable impact achieved through small actions taken by compassionate individuals.
World Vision U.S. President and CEO Edgar Sandoval Sr. joyfully shares how World Vision has reached completed a project called “Finish the job” by reaching 1 million people with clean water in Rwanda.
There’s something special about handmade crafts at Christmastime. So we asked some of the children and families we help around the world to share their favorite Christmas crafts with you! Learn how to make DIY Christmas crafts from Armenia, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Lesotho, and the Philippines.
Animals provided in Guatemala through World Vision’s Gift Catalog program keep on giving after the initial gift. Through a program called Pasando la Bendición, or Passing the Blessing, more families in need receive animals that provide them with reliable nutrition and income.
Thirty years after the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, a Rwandan family, once focused on survival, is able to dream again due to World Vision child sponsorship, a remarkable economic development program, and clean water near their home.
Small choices can have a ripple effect, leading to big impact in the hands of the Miracle Worker. Through this four-part devotion, we’ll discover how people in the Bible made ordinary choices that God used for His extraordinary plan — and consider how He can work through us today.