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What are we doing about fistula?

The World Health Organization has declared obstetric fistula “the single most dramatic aftermath of neglected childbirth.” In Ethiopia last year there were 9,000 new cases of fistula. World Vision and partner organization Healing Hands of Joy are joining together in a project that will help prevent other Ethiopian women from…

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Jumping for Joy

Meet Gustavo, jumping for joy in Guatemala. Carrie Caddell, World Vision’s Marketing Program Administrator for World Vision’s relationship with Family Christian stores, just returned from Guatemala. There she met children including Gustavo, sponsored through a Family Christian store in Kirkland, WA. His smile was infectious and he enjoyed jumping with…

In: Inspiration

Channels of Hope Semi-Annual Report released

Millions of women around the world live in cultures where the balance of power between men and women lead to gender-based violence, female infanticide, trafficking, and other actions that fundamentally deny the God-given value of each woman and girl. With the support of donors like you, World Vision is expanding…

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Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams

By Aklilu Kassaye, World Vision When Zafu’s mother received an offer for her daughter’s hand in marriage, it drastically altered the 14-year-old’s life course. The news devastated 14-year-old Zafu Arefe — her mother had accepted a marriage offer on her behalf. Zafu knew she had no choice but to abandon…

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Helping women stand up in the Congo

by Jeremie Olivier, World Vision communications officer – Justice and Advocacy for Children Thousands of women who have suffered from sexual violence or stigmatization from living in extreme poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo are reclaiming their lives, thanks to a joint initiative between World Vision and Heal Africa….

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HAIYAN: Mother leads village’s post-typhoon recovery

By Aaron Aspi, World Vision Philippines Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall, battered the Philippines on November 8, 2013 and caused catastrophic damage. World Vision’s teams continue to respond with emergency relief supplies for children and families in desperate need. After Typhoon Haiyan…

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Girls Who Happen to be Refugees

Author Dale Hanson Bourke recently visited World Vision’s education programs for Syrian refugee children in Jordan. As we mark World Refugee Day tomorrow, we invite you to join us in celebrating refugees’ courage in overcoming adversity. It’s not easy to be a girl in many places of the world. And…

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Creating New Traditions

by Jennie Gulian, World Vision writer My daughter, Annie, bought her first used car recently. She’s out on her own, and this is her first big purchase. And it’s all because of her piggy bank. Full disclosure: Her bank is actually a white porcelain bear. It now looks a little…

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Getting kids out of the sugarcane fields

Marking the World Day Against Child Labor today, Jesse Eaves, World Vision’s policy advisor in Washington D.C., writes about his recent trip to the Philippines, where World Vision is working with communities to stop hazardous child labor in the sugarcane fields. Meet 12-year-old Oscar, and read how he’s helping to…

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The ripple effect of water in Mali

Water changes everything, and access to clean water creates a ripple effect of positive impact across whole communities. Read about Dr. Greg Allgood’s latest trip to Mali, where World Vision Mali’s water team just provided their 1,000th water well since 2003!

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