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World AIDS Day: 1.2 million less children with HIV December 01, 2016

Imagine the horror of finding out you gave your newborn baby a disease that may kill her. Today, hundreds of thousands of women in sub-Saharan Africa thankfully won’t know what that feels like.

World Vision made them feel safe again June 04, 2016

The LRA was famous for two things: the deliberate use of child soldiers and the level of brutality it exposed them to. Children were forced to mutilate other members of the group on demand by rebel leaders as a show of power.  World Vision’s Children of War centre in Gulu, Northern Uganda is a place where these children ge get over their trauma. It gives them a home and becomes the family they lost.

Terrifying and painful life of a child bride in Bangladesh April 19, 2016

Born into poverty in Bangladesh, Rani loved school and playing with her friends, but at the age of 11 she became a wife. Now 16-years-old and pregnant for a third time, she fears for the safety of her unborn child and another risky delivery at home. 

Birth certificate’s keeping dreams alive April 01, 2016

In 2002 the Government of Mozambique legislated that all citizens must have birth certificates in order to receive their salary. 

Clean Water in Action March 03, 2016

Did you know that World Vision reaches a new person with clean water every 30 seconds?

World Vision puts more euros into programmes that benefit children and communities than any other charity; like this borehole in Tanzania.

International Day against use of child soldiers. February 12, 2016

At the age of 13, like many other young boys in his community, Francis joined a local armed group. By the time he reached his 14th birthday, he had killed five people - four children and an adult.

Drawing Helps Syrian Children Cope with Trauma February 05, 2016

Betsy Baldwin, programme management officer for World Vision’s humanitarian and emergency affairs team, writes about a recent trip to Lebanon. Visiting Syrian refugee children who had fled their homes, Betsy witnessed firsthand the effects of the trauma these children had been through.

Seeds of Life January 31, 2016

After her husband’s death, Benedetti has struggled to provide enough food for her four girls. Benedetti’s family was among the 200 households that Mutonguni ADP provided drought-resistant, improved seeds for cowpeas and beans. This simple intervention transformed Benedetti’s life.

Will you be my friend? January 25, 2016

After a natural disaster, children are amongst the most vulnerable victims. At such times, all they need is a good friend. World Vision's Child-Friendly Spaces aim to be just that.

Year in Review January 19, 2016

Before we start a brand new year, it’s important that we look back at 2015, a very emotional one.

In 2016, World Vision and our supporters will continue to make a real difference in the world. So let’s reflect on the year passed and learn.

From Struggle to Strength December 03, 2015

We spoke to 17 year old Srey courageous young girl who was forced to work within the sex industry when her family fell upon hard times but has since managed to turn her life around.

Harvy Draws His Way to Recovery November 26, 2015

Separated from his parents 8 year old Harvy is in constant fear of losing his only other family after experiencing the horrific Typhoon Haiyan.

The Top Ten Gifts That Sponsors Send to Their Sponsored Children November 25, 2015

Looking for inspiration on what to send to your sponsored child at Christmas time? Look no further.

Universal Children’s Day 2015 November 20, 2015

Today we are celebrating Universal’s Children’s day and highlighting the World’s goal to end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age by 2030

One goat, one chicken, one rooster: changing thousands of lives November 01, 2015

When World Vision distributed hundreds of animals in Christine’s community in Uganda, her community's dynamic changed forever.

Working Together: The Key to Stopping Deadly Ebola Virus October 22, 2015

One year since the worst Ebola outbreak was declared across West Africa, World Vision has hailed its collaborative work with Sierra Leone communities as being instrumental in averting the catastrophic spread of the virus.

“We want to learn – even during war” October 16, 2015

400,000 students drop out of school as humanitarian agencies cry out for better commitment to education in South Sudan. 

A lifeline for Syrian families September 26, 2015

For most Syrian families seeking refuge in Lebanon, receiving food vouchers has been a lifeline.

Dublin schoolgirl meets Kenyan boy she sponsors with her pocket money September 01, 2015

Last month, Layla flew more than 7000 miles to meet her sponsor friend Muuo in the remote Kitui province, on the outskirts of Nairobi. The Terenure schoolgirl has been sponsoring Muuo, 11, with her pocket-money through World Vision Ireland. 

I’m happy and healthy. I have clean water July 08, 2015

Before World Vision came to their village, Neema had to get up early every morning to fetch water by walking down a very steep hill covered with spiny shrubs, to a dirty swamp. Read how things have changed

A letter from Uganda May 26, 2015

Getting a letter from my sponsored child is one of the most rewarding and amazing things about child sponsorship. There's just something special about seeing that letter in between the pile of bills and take-away menus.

A letter from Ireland May 23, 2015

Rebecca thinks she might be sick she's so excited.  Never in her life has anyone handed her an envelope. There's a letter from Mrs Anne Brennan, telling Rebecca that they think of her in hot dusty Kenya every evening when it's bedtime and that Rebecca should always remember that there are people who care about her. 

What does a letter mean to your sponsored child? May 18, 2015

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.


Gender Equality – One Struggle That’s Far From Over May 11, 2015

It’s 2015 and people are still treated differently based on gender. Of the1.3 billion people worldwide living in poverty - 70% are women and girls.

Why investing in girls and women is essential to fighting poverty March 16, 2015

When you sponsor a child, we say that the difference you’ll make means more than you think. For Elsa, that difference was an education.

Former sponsored child passes the torch of learning March 10, 2015

A former sponsored child ignites a love for education among her young students. A former sponsored child who now teaches in northeast Cambodia, Phally wants her students to participate — for their hands to spring up in excitement when she asks a question.

Child Sponsor Caroline Dervan visits her sponsored children February 27, 2015

On July 08th 2014, Caroline Dervan and her family from Co. Roscommon paid a visit to her sponsored children Futhie and Sifiso at our Shizelweni Area Development Programme (ADP) in Swaziland.

Sponsor makes college dream a reality for one Filipino girl February 23, 2015

Growing up in the Philippines, Rachel longed to become a nurse but assumed it would never happen because of her family’s poverty. World Vision started helping her when she was 7. Eleven years later, she’s set to become the first person in her family to attend college

A Young Girl’s Journey Towards Education in Nepal February 13, 2015

When Laxmi was 8 years old, she decided to quit school, as all her older sisters had done after they finished fifth grade. But in 2001, World Vision enrolled Laxmi as a sponsored child. Now, she is completing twelfth grade and hoping to become a teacher.

Christmas at my Home, a Story by Little Erisjana December 17, 2014

Erisjana, 9, is a sweet girl who loves Christmas very much. Every year, she waits impatiently for it to come so she can celebrate. She thinks Christmas is magic bring joy and presents to all children.