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Members of a Bee Keepers Group in Eswatini (Swaziland) crowd around a beehive, with one member reaching in to harvest the first hives that were provided to help diversify their family incomes

Tackling Family Poverty Globally

No child should be shackled by poverty.

Ending the cycle of poverty

Extreme poverty is devastating for children's development, no matter where they are growing up. We work with families to break the cycle of poverty so that the most vulnerable children can reach their full potential. Our work addresses the underlying causes of child poverty: food insecurity, vulnerability to climatic events, and lack of access to markets and financial services.

By promoting equality, inclusiveness, and sustainable economic growth, we can help end extreme poverty and allow at-risk children to reach their full potential.

Training and small loans, as well as tools and resources to build self-reliance are key to helping hardworking people leave poverty behind. With our unique community-based model, refined and expanded over our 70-year history, we’re able to offer the hand up that people need to get — and stay — on their feet.

Woman and her child smile and hold up crops, standing in a field in Zambia

Every 60 seconds a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Supporting families to provide

We help poor families build knowledge, skills and resources to support themselves.

In a world where 1 in 9 people don’t have enough food to eat, you can:

Together, we have supported people and communities to work their way out of poverty, disasters and exploitation across the world. In 2019 this support reached 3.6 million people, including 2 million children, by tackling the root causes of poverty.

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Girl peeks out from the side of a green wall, smiling at the camera, in Zambia

We’ve established over 21,928 savings groups with 394,209 members saving over €9 million to date

Supporting livelihoods by empowering women

World Vision has empowered thousands of women from vulnerable households in Kenya to practice climate-smart agriculture, new technologies and good practice. This helps support family incomes, food security, and resilience.

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