Everything we do is about one thing and one thing only:
Supporting the wellbeing of children
World Vision Ireland is a child-centred overseas aid agency. We are proud to be part of World Vision International,
the largest privately funded NGO in the world. We provide clean water, quality education, and improved
healthcare and sanitation to over 120 million children, across nearly 100 countries worldwide.
Our Bold New Strategy
At World Vision Ireland, we understand that the face of poverty is changing. We see the success of our work in the millions of children we help move out of absolute poverty towards better, more independent lives, full of promise and possibilities. We’re committed to our aim of brining extreme poverty to an end by 2030, but this will happen only if this progress reaches the children still struggling in difficult places around the world. Our strategy is a promise to vulnerable children, to help them out of extreme poverty.
In 1947 Robert Pierce came face to face with an abandoned child while on a trip to China. Deeply affected by the poverty and suffering he witnessed, meeting this little girl was a turning point for him.
On returning back to the United States, he knew more people had to be involved for a long-term solution and broader impact, and so in 1950 he founded World Vision International.