Hope, Joy, and Justice for ALL children
Transforming children's lives
Our focus is on helping the world's most vulnerable children to overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
We have 70 years of experience working with communities, donors, partners, and governments to create opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children...even in the toughest places. We empower communities and guide them to set their own goals and equip them so that progress made is sustained, and continued, long after we've left.
We couldn't do what we do without supporters like you.
Hope, Joy, and Justice for ALL children
What we do
Help children in emergencies, extreme poverty, or facing abuse and exploitation.
We respond. We empower. We protect.
We're dedicated to investing in sustainable change - the kind that can last for generations.
Maternal and Child Health
Violence against children
How you help
Thanks to supporters, in 2019 we helped 2 million vulnerable children
Children like Urmi - displaced by natural disasters
The super cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction in the Bangladeshi village that Urmi, 12, lives in. Hit by twin disasters of coronavirus and cyclone, the villagers were unable to go to cyclone shelters. World Vision provided essential materials like hygiene packages, hand washing devices and Unconditional Cash Support to the most vulnerable families to meet basic needs, and will support the community longer term to rebuild for the future and become more resilient.
Children like Denzel - living in extreme poverty
Denzel, 13 and his 16 year old brother Tinotenda were left to fend for themselves when their parents crossed the border from Zimbabwe in search of employment. They grow their own vegetables for food but rely on World Vision for food assistance and for Denzel’s education. We work with children and their communities to ensure that their lives are transformed for the long term, and progress is sustained after we leave.
Children like Nova - caught up in conflict
Nova, 3, from Syria, stands outside her family's tent at an informal settlement in Lebanon. Wars are terrifying and traumatic experiences for children, and now Nova, along with many others, is facing trying to stay safe from the coronavirus whilst living in a crowded settlement. Whilst many of us have homes to retreat to during this coronavirus pandemic, thousands of refugees may be forced to face it without shelter, running water or healthcare. We're working to change this.
Children like Wavinya - facing discrimination
Wavinya, 12, is a sponsored child from Kenya. She was born unable to walk. Thanks to her sponsor, her family is supported and included in community life. Negative attitudes towards people living with a disability can be the main barrier to their inclusion. By raising awareness about discrimination, and encouraging families living with disability to take part in activities, we help children like Wavinya to have better opportunities.
Children like Nasima - at risk of forced marriage
Nasima, 12 and her father from Afghanistan. Through World Vision, her father has learned that child marriage is harmful. He now wants to support her education. By forcing young girls into marriage, they're stripped of their freedom, their right to education, and their lives are put in danger - yet one in nine girls are married before the age of 15. World Vision is using education and advocacy to stop forced marriage.
Children like Mishu - facing disease and hunger
22-month-old Mishu from the Democratic Republic of Congo is being treated for severe malnutrition. Ten months ago, he fell ill with malaria and typhoid and has never really regained his health. Millions of children die each year from preventable causes. It’s a lottery of dirty water, infections they weren’t immunised against, malnutrition and illnesses that can be treated with the right health care.