Stories from the Ground

Over 690,000 refugees receiving food from World Vision every month April 06, 2018

With funding from WFP, World Vision is making sure nearly 690,000 refugees are receiving the food they need to survive every month.

A unique green energy source is changing lives in Busitema, Uganda March 16, 2018

Ever heard of an energy system that uses manure to create gas used to cook and light a home? 

Meet Mary, pregnant with her first child in Tanzania March 07, 2018

Mary (20) and Mathias (24) are famers living in Mundemu ADP, Tanzania. They were married in 2017 and Mary is 7 months pregnant with their first child.  Mary is looking forward to delivery day and getting to hold her newborn, which still feels like a long way away.

Meet Marieme, mother of four in Mauritania March 07, 2018

Meet Marieme from the village of Woloum Hatar in World Vision’s Mbagne ADP in Southern Mauritania.

Meet Khadijetou and her new baby boy in Mauritania March 07, 2018

Khadijetou is 22 years old and lives in the village of Taghada Wassa, in World Vision’s Mbagne ADP,  about 30km from the town of Guerrou in Southern Mauritania. We are delighted to say that she has given birth to a healthy baby boy! 

Meet Djeinaba, pregnant with her first child in Mauritania March 02, 2018

Djeinaba is from the village of Woloum Hatar, in World Vision’s Mbagne ADP, in Southern Mauritania and is five months pregnant with her first child. She was married last year and was very excited when she found out the news that she was pregnant.

Meet Anna, a mother of five being empowered through World Vision’s health programme March 02, 2018

Anna is a poultry farmer and mother of five living in Mundemu, Tanzania. Her youngest child was born just a few weeks ago on February 1st and her name is Ester – after Anna’s grandmother.

Meet Ajambo, soon to be mother of two from Uganda March 02, 2018

Ajambo lives in Lunyo, Uganda and is nine months pregnant with her second child.

Who are Community Health Workers? March 02, 2018

Community Health Workers are local heroes! Thanks to these selfless volunteers new mums are safely delivering healthy babies and keeping their children safe from life threatening diseases.

Meet Marie, a Community Health Worker Saving Mothers’ Lives in Sierra Leone March 02, 2018

Isata Barnett is a mother of four children who is registered with World Vision Ireland’s AIM Health Programme on Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone.

Meet Gassimu, a Community Health Worker from Sierra Leone March 02, 2018

Can you imagine how it must feel to save a life? Not as a doctor in a fully equipped hospital or a paramedic at the scene of an accident, but as a volunteer on a remote island with no doctors, no emergency transport and limited medical supplies.

UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi visits Imvepi refugee settlement, appeals to South Sudan leaders February 02, 2018

The UNHCR chief visited northern Uganda’s Imvepi refugee settlement this week, flanked by several key dignitaries including Uganda’s commissioner for refugees Apollo Kazungu.

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