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Top 10 gifts sponsors send their sponsored children. December 08, 2016

Here is a TOP 10 list of the most popular gifts sponsors send to their sponsored child at Christmas Time.

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. 

Local Hero February 26, 2016

When we hear the word hero, we usually conjure up the image of a powerful cartoon character in a cape with superpowers. We never picture a small business owner in Uganda changing the lives of young people in his community. Yet, to so many people in his community, Kennedy is a real life hero. Read his story…

Too cold to get out of bed February 23, 2016

World Vision recently distributed winter kits to 23 families, including Mayan’s, in this and nearby unfinished buildings, and 967 families living in Shekan camp for internally displaced people. The kits contain warm blankets, plastic sheets, rope, a heater, carpet and mattresses.

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.

A Heart for Children January 04, 2016

World Vision asks children what we can do for them to improve their well-being and the well-being of their families.

My Tent, My Home December 07, 2015

Recently separated from his parents and seeking refuge in Lebanon, Ahmed works selling chewing gum by the roadside in order to earn enough money to feed himself and repair his tent that is now his home.

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.

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.

15-Year-old Girl Weaves Herself a Future October 26, 2015

15 year old, Serkalem Bihon, so desperately wanted to have an education that she used every scrap of paper she could find to make her own notebook for school. 

“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. 

World Food Day 2015 October 16, 2015

This World Food Day, World Vision reflects on how food is deciding children's futures in Asia.

Khalida’s Story October 03, 2015

Khalida is just 8 and her days are filled with caring for her two younger siblings, as well as cleaning and cooking.

A lifeline for Syrian families September 26, 2015

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

A Day I Will Never Forget September 21, 2015

Mona, a World Vision Lebanon volunteer, experiences first-hand the terrible working conditions many Syrian refugees are forced to work in to eke out a living having fled their homes.

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. 

The power of a grandmother’s love June 19, 2015

Elizabeth in Zambia is the matriarch of her family. But this grandmother's primary role isn't only to love and dote on them … she's their provider. And for the past few years, she has struggled. Through a variety of World Vision programs, Elizabeth can now show her love to her family through food, education, health, and a life transformed out of poverty!

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.

 

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.

Graduating with Distinction March 06, 2015

Meet Nozipho Mahlalela today—a graduate of the University of Swaziland with ambitions to start her own business—and it’s hard to believe the difficult circumstances into which this bright young woman was born.

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. 

The Story of Nozipho and how Sponsorship Changed her Life. October 09, 2014

Her name means gift. Even though she was born during a time of family turmoil, her mother decided to name her Nozipho – gift. Thanks to World Vision's Child Sponsorship Programme, she was able to complete her degree. Read Nozipho's story.