Mothers in the most difficult parts of the world need help to have healthy pregnancies and healthy children. Read what it was like for Felistus in Zambia to give birth to her twin boys by candlelight at an understaffed and under-supplied clinic, and how World Vision maternal and child health programmes are bringing help and hope to mothers in communities around the world.
Have you ever wondered if it matters to your sponsored child if you write to them or not? Well it does, it means everything to them. Watch our video from Bolivia on what it means to a sponsored child to receive your letters.
12-year-old Girl Muskan has great plans for her school when it is rebuilt after the devastating earthquake in Nepal on April 25th 2015. She wants a safer, cleaner place for her and her friends to learn.
World Vision's Annila Harris shares her journey after the first earthquake hit Nepal on April 25th. On her trip she met many mothers who shared their wisdom and love with her. In the midst of the disaster, Annila found the true heart of a mother.
Sunjuli's son’s life changed on the 25th of April when an earthquake sent his world crumbling down. He now lives in a scary place with no security. The constant aftershocks remind him that he is no longer safe and we can only imagine how yesterday's second earthquake affected him. Read Sunji's honest account, as a mother, about how the earthquake in Nepal has affected her little boy.
In the village of Lalitpur, only few houses remain standing. Mounds of bricks and dirt from collapsed buildings and houses are everywhere. One of those houses that turned into piles of rubbish was the house of Runa.
Kaanchi and her husband are very worried about their three boys. The family have been sleeping under a make shift tent for the past four days now. Their house has been reduced to rubble and they could not save or retrieve any of their belongings.
At only 10-years of age, Edo is a sole provider. He lost his childhood overnight when militants robbed him of his father, killing him in his hometown of Sinjar, in Iraq’s Ninewah province, in August, 2014.
For most women, the birth of a child is a happy event, but for many women in South Sudan, it is life-threatening. South Sudan has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world. 26 women from every thousand women die either in childbirth or shortly after.
When neighbours took up machetes and guns against each other in Central African Republic, life changed for many. World Vision is coordinating humanitarian efforts in the enclave of Yaloke in Northern CAR where they’re currently staying.